STREET VIOLENCE WATCH
Tuesday, July 21 2015
July 19, 2015 Updated : July 19, 2015 | 6:25 pm
Young man dead, one person in custody after stabbing in northwest Calgary
By Lucie Edwardson Metro
A young man is dead after an early-morning stabbing in northwest Calgary, according to police.
Officers responded to an altercation at an apartment in the 4000 block of 19 Street NW just after 1:30 a.m. and found an 18-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.
Det. Graeme Smiley said the man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and later died of his injuries.
Homicide investigators were interviewing numerous people in relation to the incident Sunday and had taken one person into custody for questioning.
The apartment is in a building that’s home to the McMan Youth Family and Community Association, which runs a transitional housing program for at-risk youth, according to other residents.
Calgary Police officers gather evidence at the scene Sunday morning.
C. P. lives above the apartment where the altercation took place. He said the occupant, an 18-year-old woman, has only been living in there for a few months.
P. said police have been to the residence for “domestic issues” in the past.
“It is uncomfortable,” he said. “Police have been here before for fights and things, but nothing like this.”
He said due to the nature of the program in the building, it’s hard to get to know neighbours.
“So many people come in and out of here, so you never really get to know the people who live around you.”
Steve Miller said he heard the commotion while he was walking his dog in the area early Sunday morning.
“All of a sudden there were cops everywhere,” he said.
Miller said the situation doesn’t change the how he feels about his community.
“This is the city we live in,” he said “It’s everywhere.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The identity of the victim will not be released by CPS until it is completed.