On November 22 a man went to the Calgary Fire Department station at around 1:20 am saying that he needed help for hi injured roommate. Emergency crews arrived at the home on 1800 block of 17 Street S.W. to find 58 year old Richard Pember deceased.
Zachery Frederick Rider, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with with second-degree murder, and aggravated assault on the man that contacted the fire department.
The death of Richard Pember is the 26th homicide in Calgary this year. The Calgary homicide victim list is available here.