The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is investigating three separate deaths including a random attack on Friday.
Vanessa Ladouceur, 31, was identified as the victim of Calgary’s fourth homicide of the year. According to Calgary police, Ladouceur was stabbed in a random attack in the downtown, on March 18.
Michael John Adenyi, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder and appeared in court today.
The second incident, occurring on the same day at approximately 3:24 p.m., involved a man who was injured after a fall, according to police. The man died the next day.
Due to some injuries inconsistent with a fall, the Homicide Unit concluded that the victim was involved in a fight and that the victim and the accused were known to each other.
Scott Midford, 31, has been charged with manslaughter and also appeared in court Monday. The victim’s identity will be released following the autopsy scheduled for March 22.
The third incident, which occurred shortly after midnight this morning, involved a man who was found dead in the front driver’s side of a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche.
Police were called for reports of shots fired at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 4 Street NW.
According to police, witnesses reported the victim was stopped at a red light when an unknown vehicle pulled up behind the victim’s truck, exited the vehicle, and fired several rounds of gunfire before fleeing east on 16 Avenue NW
The police believe this to be a targeted attack, and the investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about any of these investigations is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.