A second, back-seat passenger believed to be using within the SUV that killed Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett on New Yr’s Eve is being sought by police as a witness as a part of the felony investigation.
Two teenaged males — aged 18 and 19 — are charged with first-degree homicide within the loss of life of Harnett, who died in hospital hours after being struck and dragged alongside a Calgary avenue after stopping a car to concern a ticket.
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Investigators consider the 2 younger males charged had been the driving force and front-seat passenger of the car when it hit Harnett. The motive force was 17 on the time of the of the incident.
The third passenger, who police haven’t talked about earlier than, was believed to be carrying a Burberry-check shirt, or a material related in color, in accordance with pictures obtained from Harnett’s body-worn digicam. No different figuring out options had been launched concerning the witness.
Calgary police didn’t say why this passenger hasn’t been talked about till now, nor why they don’t seem to be going through costs as nicely.
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“As this this matter is earlier than the courts, we could have no additional data to offer publicly,” the CPS mentioned in a launch Monday.
“Investigators are working onerous behind the scenes to collect all accessible proof concerning the occasions that transpired on the night of Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.”
Anybody with data on the case or the witness is requested to contact police at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers.
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