Charges laid after three-year-long homicide investigation, two arrested in Regina and charged with 1st Degree Murder: Calgary Police

Calgary, Alberta – We have laid first-degree murder charges against two men following an exhaustive investigation into the death of Ronnie OBINA, which occurred in November 2017.

Just after 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, police were called to the 0 to 100 block of Ranchero Rise N.W., for reports of a deceased man found in a vehicle in the back alley. It is believed that the victim was shot in the back alley in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

The victim was identified through an autopsy as Ronnie Olara OBINA, 29, of Calgary.

Investigators believed that this was a targeted attacked and worked tirelessly to identify potential suspects.

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, two men were arrested in Regina, Sask., by the Regina Police Service in relation to this investigation. Police are still working to determine a motive for this homicide.

Jessie PEARSON, 33, and Jayme Scott DENOVAN, 30, both of Calgary, have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder. They will next appear in court on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

“This investigation was extremely complex and required the dedication and coordination of resources from across the Service and from other law enforcement partners,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “This is a great example of even with the passage of time, our members are committed to uncovering the truth and holding individuals accountable.”

Detectives would like to thank the Regina Police Service for their assistance in this investigation.

Case #17475124

Calgay Police Service

BACKGROUND

Victim in Ranchlands fatal shooting identified

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Ranchlands suspicious death can now be classified as a homicide.

Just after 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, police were called to the 0-100 block of Ranchero Rise N.W., for reports of a deceased man found in a vehicle in the back alley. The investigation revealed that the victim was shot in the back alley in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

An autopsy has been completed and the victim’s identity has been confirmed as Ronnie Olara OBINA, 29, of Calgary.

This is believed to have been a targeted shooting and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Unit 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

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17475124

BACKGROUND NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Ranchlands suspicious death update

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has located a man they were looking to speak with in relation to the Ranchland’s suspicious death. At this time this man is not considered a suspect.

Just after 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, police were called to the 0-100 block of Ranchero Rise N.W., for reports of a deceased man found in a vehicle in the back alley. The investigation revealed that the victim was shot in the back alley in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

An autopsy is expected to be completed today and the victim’s identity will be released once he’s been formally identified.

This is believed to have been a targeted shooting and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Unit 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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17475124

Calgary Police Service



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