Nigerian nursing student Nicolas Nwonye dies after random Calgary stabbing

Calgary police were called to the platform of the CTrain station at approximately 6:45pm June 2, 2017, on reports of a stabbing.

Police found the victim, Nicholas Nwonye 46, suffering from life threatening injuries. Nwonye was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Keeton Michel Gagnon, 39, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of second degree murder. Police said Gagnon was arrested immediately after the incident.

Nicholas Nwonye was a Nigerian engineer, and a married father of three who came to Canada from Nigeria just 18 months ago in search of a better life. Nwonye was working three jobs and attending Nursing classes at Bow Valley College.

The death of Nicholas Nwonye is Calgary’s 10th homicide this year. The 2017 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.


*A classmate of Nicholas Nwonye has set up a Go Fund Me to help his young family get through this difficult time.