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Paul Murray Grandbois father of four identified as first Edmonton homicide victim of 2015

The man has been identified as 36-year-old Paul Murray Grandbois. The cause of death is not being released at this time because the investigation is still taking place.

Police were called to assist EMS in the Blue Quill Estates neighbourhood around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday Jan 21, where the body was found laying beside the curb on 25 Avenue, between 119 Street and 120 Street in Edmonton.

Police said they did not have any suspects.

Grandbois’ criminal record includes a July 2008 conviction of failing to comply with conditions, an April 2009 conviction for failing to appear, and a May 2009 conviction for breaching conditions. In December 2009 he was sentenced to 32 months in jail for sexual assault and in April 2013 Grandbois was sentenced to 30 days in jail for assault.

Const​. David Wynn, Mountie gunned down in St. Albert, dies in hospital.

A routine licence plate check on a slow night led up to the shooting that killed Const. David Wynn in a casino near Edmonton on Jan 17th, 2015.

Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan said Wynn was in the casino parking lot checking licence plates — a common task for RCMP members on a slow night. Wynn got suspicious when one of the plates he checked did not match the truck that it was attached to. He decided to follow up by going inside the casino to check the building’s security footage.

After identifying a suspect on the video, the pair of RCMP officers happened to pass the man on the way out of the casino.

When the officers tried to arrest the man, he pulled a handgun and fired two shots. Wynn was hit in the head, while Bond was shot in the arm and torso. RCMP say the encounter lasted three to five seconds.

St. Albert RCMP has identified the man responsible for shooting two Mounties inside a casino early Saturday morning.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said 34-year-old Shawn Maxwell Rehn had a lengthy, “incredibly complex criminal history” and was “very, very well known to police.”

Rehn was found dead inside a rural St. Albert-area home after an intense manhunt.

 

Elderly couple found dead in Entwistle.

Two seniors are dead in what police believe is a murder-suicide in the Hamlet of Entwistle.

At around 1:30 p.m. on Jan 7th, Evansburg RCMP were asked to check on a woman’s elderly parents at their Entwistle home. Inside the residence, officers found the couple, both aged 73, deceased. The pair died of apparent gunshot wounds.

There was no sign of forced entry and the residence was secured from the inside, this lead police to believe this incident was a murder suicide.

The name of the couple is not being released at the family’s request.

 

23-year-old Murat Osman Omar found dead in alley.

23 year old Murat Osman Omar a man of Somali descent who had been living in Calgary was murdered in an alley in the city’s northwest on January 2nd 2015.

Police were called to a report on gunshots. Upon arrival Omar’s body was found, however his cause of death has not been determined.

There have been no suspects as of yet. Detectives have identified a vehicle of interest and are seeking public assistance to locate and identify it. The vehicle is believed to be a 2000 to 2003, silver, Acura MDX.

If you have information please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Abdullahi Ahmed New Year’s Day Death.

Abdullahi Ahmed 27, who was of Somalian heritage, moved to Calgary from Toronto a little more than five years ago. He has become the city’s first homicide victim of 2015.  The shooting attack took place at 5am January 1st, 2015 on a quiet residential street in Calgary. Seven people sustained gunshot wounds, however only Mr. Ahmed was fatal.

There have been no suspects named at this time.