Calgary senior, Tiamquan Yang, dies from serious assault injuries

Tiamquan Yang, 81, was on the platform of the Sunnyside CTrain station when he was struck down and fell onto the concrete platform on August 15th at approximately 9:00am.

Mr. Yang was taken to hospital with severed head injuries where he died of his injures on October 22nd.

Unit Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said in a press release “An altercation over an insignificant misunderstanding, led to the assault on Mr. Yang, and ultimately his completely senseless death. Our condolences go out to Mr. Yang’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

Basil SWEEZEY, 36, of Calgary, was originally arrested on August 15th and charged with one count of aggravated assault. Police said it is expected his charges will be upgraded to manslaughter at his next court appearance.

The 2020 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.