Stolen vehicle linked to 2021 shooting, police seek help to identify suspects and vehicle

Calgary, Alberta – We are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects and a suspicious vehicle connected to the theft of a vehicle and a shooting in August 2021.

On Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at approximately 1 a.m., a homeowner in the 0 -100 block of Patterson Blvd. S.W., called police to report his vehicle, a turquoise Chevrolet Spark, had been stolen. Officers attended the victim’s residence to investigate and after reviewing CCTV footage from the neighbourhood, believe the suspects were captured on video minutes before the victim’s vehicle was stolen.

The male suspect is described as having a slim build, and was wearing black or dark coloured runners, shorts, a baseball cap, short-sleeve T-shirt and black or dark coloured gloves, at the time of the theft.

The female suspect is described as having a medium build, and was wearing black or dark coloured runners, leggings, a baseball cap and a hooded sweater with the hood up over the cap, at the time of the theft.

In addition, we believe a third unseen suspect aided in the car theft and was parked in a dark-coloured SUV or van, in the 200 block of Patterson Mount S.W., at the time of the theft. Footage of the car theft suspects, the unseen suspect vehicle, and a stock photo of the turquoise Chevrolet Spark, are available.

It is believed that the stolen Chevrolet Spark is the same vehicle that was seen at a shooting a few weeks later in the Crescent Heights community.

On Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of 11 Avenue N.E., for multiple reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, police found evidence of a shooting and a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Investigators quickly identified two vehicles believed to be in the area at the time of the shooting, a silver Nissan Versa and a turquoise Chevrolet Spark.

We now believe that the occupants of the Chevrolet Spark during the above shooting may be the suspects wanted in the vehicle theft and may also have information about the Crescent Heights shooting.

Through the course of the investigation, our detectives were supplied with footage of what appears to be the stolen Chevrolet Spark being abandoned in the community of Renfrew on Monday, Aug. 31, 2021. Once recovered, investigators confirmed it was the stolen vehicle and it was returned to its rightful owner.

Video footage of an individual exiting the stolen Chevrolet Spark on Aug. 31, 2021, was captured and can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom. We are asking anyone who can identify this person to contact police.

Anyone with information about the car theft suspects, the unseen suspect vehicle, the individual who exited the stolen Chevrolet Spark, or the Crescent Heights shooting incident, is asked to call 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

CA21299706/21325321/3452

Calgary Police Service

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