Police and family continue to search for answers in the killing of Matthew MANIAGO

Calgary, Alberta – We are releasing additional information about two vehicles believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of Matthew David MANIAGO, which occurred last October, and are asking anyone who has information to come forward.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, police were called to the 100 block of Mt Aberdeen Manor S.E., for reports of a man in medical distress laying in the street. Officers responded with members of EMS, however the man died at the scene.

Following an autopsy, investigators confirmed that the victim, Matthew David MANIAGO, 29, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

CCTV collected from the area shows two vehicles, a blue 2017 Nissan Maxima and white 2007 to 2009 Honda CRV, that are believed to be involved in the shooting. The blue Nissan Maxima was stolen from a residence in Wentworth two weeks prior to the shooting and was recovered by investigators at the scene. The white Honda CRV is believed to have been stolen during a break and enter in Douglasdale the day before the shooting occurred. Police have not yet recovered this vehicle and are looking for the public’s help to locate it.

It is also believed that these vehicles may have been seen in the southwest community of Killarney prior to the murder occurring. CCTV photos of the vehicles, as well as a photo of the recovered Nissan Maxima, are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Based on the totality of evidence, police believe that this was a targeted killing and that there are individuals in our city who have knowledge of what happened or who was involved. We are asking anyone with information to contact police.

The killing of Matthew Maniago continues to impact his family, who are still searching for answers more than a year later.

Statement from Bob Maniago, father of Matthew Maniago

“We are here today looking for answers in the homicide of my son, Matthew Maniago. More than one year ago, he was senselessly killed and since then, he has been dearly missed by everyone who knew him. His death has changed all of our lives. Without Matthew, there is a void that exists at every family gathering, every holiday, and throughout every day.

Matthew deserves justice, and we are begging anyone who knows anything to please come forward. As a family we need closure and we are desperate for answers. We cannot go on knowing that there might be someone out there who can help us understand what happened. Our family is forever changed, forever damaged and we will forever suffer.”

“We are committed to finding answers for Matthew’s family,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “It has been more than a year since this murder occurred and we know that there are people out there who have information that could help our investigators. We are asking them to come forward so that we can provide a small amount of closure and justice for this grieving family.”

Anyone with information about the shooting or the vehicles and people involved are asked to call our non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: “P3 Tips”

Case # 19434622/4110

Calgary Police Service

BACKGROUND REPORT:

Calgary, AB, 09October 2019

Man identified in McKenzie Lake shooting

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is seeking public assistance in relation to a shooting that occurred Monday night in southeast Calgary.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, police were called to the 100 block of Mt Aberdeen Manor S.E. for reports of a man in medical distress laying in the street. Officers responded with members of EMS, however the man died at the scene.

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the identity of the victim has been confirmed as Matthew David MANIAGO, 29, who is believed to have died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

20-10-15 Maniago homicide - recovered vehicle
(CPS) 20-10-15 Maniago homicide – recovered vehicle

This is the 15th homicide in Calgary in 2019, and is believed to be targeted, but not connected to the increased violence and shootings that have occurred in northeast Calgary. From January 1, 2019 to September 31, 2019 there have been 65 shootings in Calgary.

Investigators continue to collect, process and review CCTV footage and are asking anyone who may have dashcam footage of the events leading up to this incident to contact police.

Police are also looking for a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene, possibly a newer model white Honda CRV.

20-10-15 Maniago homicide - CCTV
(CPS) 20-10-15 Maniago homicide – CCTV – Police are also looking for a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene, possibly a newer model white Honda CRV.

The investigation is ongoing and police are holding the scene where MANIAGO was found until approximately noon today.

The family of MANIAGO is requesting privacy during this difficult time and will not be making a statement at this time.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

APP: “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #19434622/4110

Calgary Police Service



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