CALGARY – Police have laid charges in the shooting death of a man at a southeast barber shop last month.
It happened in the 5100 block of 20 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Police said a man entered the shop at around 5 p.m. and entered into a quick conversation with the victim before shooting him. Khalid El-Ajami was pronounced dead at the scene.
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On Friday, police announced Redear Kadir-Shahwan had been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death.
Investigators believe the attack was targeted, and sparked over an “ongoing dispute over drugs.” Police described the incident as “gang-like activity” but said who is involved and how they’re aligned “still remains a mystery.”
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Kadir-Shahwan, who is 22, also faces a charge of attempted murder in a shooting last January.
Police say two men walked out of a convenience store and were nearly hit by a passing vehicle.
After a brief verbal exchange, one of the pedestrians was shot.
Police released this flow chart showing suspects in various recent crimes in Calgary. Calgary Police Service
Police released this flow chart showing suspects in various recent crimes in Calgary.
Calgary Police Service
With files from Global News and CHQR
Police say barber shop shooting is gang related, looking for suspect