Calgary Police investigate fatal shooting on 28 Street S.E. – UPDATED

Calgary, Alberta – The name of a man who was targeted in a fatal shooting is being released and investigators are continuing to ask the public for information to help identify suspects.

Around 7:10 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, police were called to the 200 block of 28 Street S.E., for reports that a man was found seriously injured. The man was declared deceased on scene.

An autopsy was completed by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the victim has been identified as Merke Mehreteab MERKE, 25, of Calgary and Edmonton. MERKE recently moved from Edmonton to Calgary.

Detectives have been canvasing the area for CCTV, however, are still seeking any dashcam video from vehicles that were travelling in the area at the time of the shooting. It is believed that the suspect(s) fled in a vehicle onto eastbound or westbound Memorial Drive. Any motorists with dashcam footage from Memorial Drive between Deerfoot Trail and 36 Street, on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, between 6:30 and 7 p.m., is asked to contact police.

“To date, we have received very little information from the public in relation to this investigation,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit. “Sometimes people might not realize how valuable the information they have is to our investigators, but even the smallest piece of information can be a break in the case for us. Even if you have dashcam video from the area and think there is nothing relevant on it, we are asking you to contact our investigators so they can have a look.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. 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 #21464740/4110

Calgary Police Service

BACKGROUND

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has been called out to investigate what is believed to be a targetted shooting outside a store in southeast Calgary that left one man dead.

Around 7:10 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, police were called to the 200 block of 28 Street S.E., for reports that a man was found seriously injured. The man was declared deceased on scene. We have no reports of anyone else being injured in the incident.

Investigators from the Homicide Unit, patrol officers from across the city, the Canine Unit and several other resources are currently working to gather as much information as possible to lead to a possible suspect description.

File Photo - Calgary Shooting
File Photo – Calgary Shooting

“Anyone with information about tonight’s incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. The first hours of any homicide investigation are critical for gathering as much information as we can to lead to a swift apprehension of the person, or persons, responsible,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit.

No further information will be shared about the victim until the next of kin notifications can be properly completed, along with the autopsy which is expected to be scheduled in the coming days.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. 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 #21464740/4110

Calgary Police Service



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