Update Charges Laid – Calgary police investigate the city’s first homicide of 2020

Calgary police said an altercation broke out at the Alpha House, 203 15 Ave. S.E., at approximately 6:50 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. It has been reported that Alpha House staff alerted police about the assault, but canceled the call shortly after at the request of the victim.

Alpha House staff found the victim in medical distress on January 1st, and contacted emergency services. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. An autopsy was performed and revealed the man had died as a result of injuries sustained during an assault.

The victim has been identified as Barry Cecil Currie, 30.

Update January 23
Dwayne Bearspaw, 27, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and subsequently charged with manslaughter.