Following an alleged attempted kidnapping that resulted in a shooting earlier this month, Calgary police have charged two people with kidnapping and firearm-related offences, and a third with weapon charges.
On Jan. 6 at around 10:30 a.m., two men were alleged to have pointed a firearm at a man and woman who were walking along the 1300 block of 7 Street SW, near where Lougheed House and the Ranchman’s Club are located.
During that incident, in which the male victim was demanded to enter a vehicle, a struggle occurred and shots were fired. The male victim was able to flee the area with minor injuries.
“This shooting took place on a busy downtown street, on a Friday morning. We are incredibly thankful that no innocent bystanders were struck by the gunfire,” said District 1 Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs.
Calgary Police said that they believe that the female walking with the male victim was known to the suspects, and that the attack was not random.
The service executed four search warrants earlier this week on January 17 in relation to the crime, in the communities of Citadel, Temple, Radisson Heights, and Southview.
Among the items seized by police during those searches were a loaded revolver, loaded semi-automatic handgun, a 12-guage shotgun, ammunition, airsoft guns, holsters, a prohibited magazine, stun gun, body armour, a collapsible baton, and drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, phenacetin, crystal meth, and fentanyl.
“We take these matters very seriously and invested a number of resources to identify those involved in this violent offence, while removing illegal weapons from those who seek to cause harm,” said SSgt. Jacobs.
Malcolm Alfred Nedd, 48, had charges laid over 15 offences, including kidnapping, robbery with a firearm, disguised with intent, and numerous firearm offences.
Alec John McLennan, 26, was charged by police for 11 offences, many of them the same as Nedd.
Michael William Tracy, 45, was also charged by police for three possession related offences, and failing to comply with a release order.
Anyone with information related to this incident, or any others, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers.