Victim identified in death outside SW Calgary lounge

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The Calgary Police Service. LWC FILE PHOTO

Calgary police homicide detectives continue investigating after a man was found dead late Friday outside a southwest restaurant.

Calgary police were called to the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant at 9223 Macleod Trail SW around 11:20 p.m. Friday after a report of a man in medical distress.

When EMS arrived, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. CPS patrol units first attended and then the case as assigned to the homicide unit.

The victim has now been identified as Daniel Dudgeon, 32, of Calgary.

Police are hoping to speak with anyone at the lounge between 7 p.m. and closing.

“We believe that the victim had spent some time inside the restaurant prior to being killed,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the CPS Homicide Unit.

“It is extremely likely that other patrons of the restaurant may have critical information that could help investigators solve the case, whether they had an interaction with the victim or not. Information that seems irrelevant or insignificant can often be the piece of information that investigators are missing.”

Anyone with information can call 403-266-1234.

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