Two Suspects in Murder of Calgary Police Officer Turn Themselves In

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CALGARY – Two individuals wanted on warrants for first degree murder in relation to the death of Calgary Police Service officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett have turned themselves in to police.

At approximately 5:30 pm, today, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, co-accused a 17-year-old who can not now be named under the youth justice provisions of the criminal code, and Amir ABDULRAHMAN, 19, both from Calgary, were arrested at police headquarters after turning themselves in to police.

On January 1, 2021, Calgary Police received permission from the courts to name the co-accused who is under the age of 18.

“Time is crucial in the progression of investigations, as evidence can be tampered with or destroyed if not quickly secured,” says Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit. “It was because of numerous tips from the public that we were able to locate and seize the suspect vehicle within hours and examine it for key evidence. We are grateful for the collaboration between the Service, our media partners and the community in working together to find answers in this tragedy.”

As the investigation is still in its early stages, no new information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.