Calgary, Alberta – Homicide investigators continue to search for information in relation to the homicide of Christophe Herblin, which occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020.
The victim was killed while waiting for his business, located in the 3800 block of Bow Trail S.W., to be secured after it had been broken into earlier in the morning. Several hours after the break-in, at approximately 6 a.m., it is believed at least three offenders returned to the scene, where the fatal interaction occurred.
After reviewing an extensive amount of evidence, we are releasing photos of two individuals who were in the area around the time of the incident and may have information. The individuals were seen at the McDonald’s, located in the 3500 block of 17 Avenue S.W. Detectives are interested in speaking with these individuals to determine if they have any relevant information.
Photos of the individuals who may have information:
“We continue to ask for anyone who has knowledge about this tragic and senseless incident to come forward,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit. “Sometimes even the smallest piece of information can be enough to help us bring closure to a victim’s family.”
Additionally, drivers who have dash cams and were travelling westbound in the 3800 block of Bow Trail S.W., between 6 and 6:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 14, 2020, are asked to contact investigators.
Anyone with information about the identity of these individuals, this incident or any cannabis store break and enters in the last month are asked to contact the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips about this case can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Previous report from this case:
An autopsy has been completed in relation to the homicide of an innocent business owner in southwest Calgary. Calgary Police Service homicide investigators continue to search for evidence and ask for people with information to come forward.
The victim had responded to a break-and-enter alarm at his business around 3 a.m., on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Police attended the scene and searched the business before clearing the location. The victim then remained in the parking lot waiting for the business to be secured until approximately 6 a.m., at which time it is believed at least three offenders returned to the scene.
It is alleged the three suspects were attempting to gain access into an adjoining cannabis store through the victim’s business in the 3800 block of Bow Trail S.W.
During the encounter, the victim suffered fatal injuries. He was able to walk a short distance to a nearby business where emergency crews were called.
Following an autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the victim has been identified as 56-year-old Christophe HERBLIN of Calgary.
Investigators initially asked for help locating a Dodge Calibre related to this incident. With the assistance of the RCMP, the vehicle was located and one man was taken into custody, who has since been released. Police continue to investigate his involvement in the homicide, if any.
The family of Christophe Herblin have shared a brief statement and a photo of Christophe in hopes that people who have information related to this incident will come forward.
“There are no words that I can say that will be adequate to describe Christophe. He was a kind, generous, and gentle man. He loved his family, cooking, animals, motorcycles, good friends and wonderful food and wine. He worked extremely hard to realize his dream of opening his own cafe. That dream was cut short by this senseless tragedy. He was much loved and will be missed always. Our hearts are broken.”
– On behalf of the Herblin Family
Calgary Police Service
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