Calgary police issued warrants Monday in connection with the death of Angela McKenzie, a 40-year-old mother of five who was killed in a crash in Calgary on May 10.
Police said two cars, a Chevrolet Silverado and a Volkswagen Jetta, were driving erratically on 36 Street SE and shot out when one of the vehicles hit the silver pickup McKenzie was driving at the intersection of 17 Avenue SE.
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After reviewing CCTV footage, conducting witness interviews and processing evidence collected in a bid to identify the people involved, police said in a news release Monday that arrest warrants have been issued across Canada.
Talal Amer, 29, is wanted on seven arrest warrants in connection with the incident, including attempted murder, manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.
The other warrants for Amer’s arrest are:
- Possession of a prohibited firearm with a defaced serial number
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm prohibited
- Possession of a firearm prohibited
- Possession of a prohibited device
Amer is described as approximately 5’11” tall, 230 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.
Police said investigators initially believed this incident was related to road rage; however, after identifying those involved, officers now believe the shooting was targeted.
“We believe the shooting was directed and the driver of the Volkswagon Jetta was the intended target,” the statement said.
“The occupants of the Jetta did not exchange fire as previously thought.”
Police said Amer was the sole occupant of the Chevrolet Silverado, which was confirmed stolen, and that he was the “assailant” in the incident by discharging the firearm and chasing the Jetta before colliding with the victim’s car. innocent.
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“Our investigators have worked around the clock to identify the person responsible for Ms. McKenzie’s tragic death,” said Master Sgt. Sean Gregson said.
“This incident was a display of careless and senseless violence in our community and we believe that Talal Amer was solely responsible for the death of Ms. McKenzie.”
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McKenzie’s mother also spoke out Monday about the “shocking act” that took her daughter’s life.
In a statement released by the Calgary Police Service, Sylvia McKenzie shared her grief at the passing of her daughter Angela McKenzie and her gratitude to Canadians for their “grace and generosity.”
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In her statement, Sylvia shared information about who her daughter was and what this incident has taken from her and her family.
“No one expects to lose someone they love in an act so shocking that it has people all over Canada talking about it,” Sylvia wrote.
“Angela was our beacon of light, a feisty advocate for her family and children, and the most generous person we have ever met.
“She saw joy and hope where others only found struggle.”
Sylvia said that while it has been a struggle to come to terms with her daughter’s death, she is very grateful to the community and beyond for their support during this difficult time.
“Canadians, and especially Calgarians, have shown the Shaws and ourselves a grace and generosity that matches that of our beloved daughter, sister and mother,” said Sylvia.
“We see the beautiful soul of our community blossom from this ugly act, and we experience the dignity of the world the way Angela always experienced it.
“Thank you for showing us that Angela’s spirit lives in each of you.”
Sylvia added that the family needs some time to process their grief, help maintain a sense of normalcy for themselves and “allow the children to continue to come to terms with losing their parents months apart.”
A gofundme page has been created to help support Angela’s children with the goal of raising $250,000.
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