Calgary police say they have issued warrants across Canada for men who believe they are responsible for the death of the infant’s mother after the shooting led to the crash.
Forty-year-old Angela Mackenzie was killed last week when a truck chasing a sedan collided with her van and another car at a crossroads southeast of the city.
Police said they had seen video surveillance cameras from the scene, talked to witnesses, and processed the evidence they had collected.
They issued seven national warrants for Talal Amer, 29.
Last week, Mackenzie’s church minister said the woman was the mother of five children between the ages of nine and 17, and the children lost their father to illness in February.
Amer’s warrant includes attempted murder, manslaughter, reckless release of firearms, and possession of banned firearms.
“Based on the initial situation from the scene, investigators believed the case could be related to road rage,” police said in a news release Monday afternoon.
“But after identifying the parties and examining all the evidence, we believe that the shooting was targeted and the (sedan) driver was the intended target. Did not exchange gun battles as previously thought. “
Amel is 5 feet, 11 inches high and is described as having brown eyes and brown hair.
Police alleged that Amel was an attacker who chased the sedan and fired a firearm before hitting Mackenzie’s van.
“Our investigators have worked day and night to identify the person responsible for Mr. Mackenzie’s tragic death,” said Sergeant Staff. Sean Gregson, a murder unit.
“This incident was a manifestation of careless and meaningless violence in our community.”
Mackenzie’s mother, Sylvia Mackenzie, issued a statement through police early Monday.
“It’s shocking that people all over Canada are talking about it because no one expects to lose a loved one,” she said in a statement.
“Angela was our lighthouse of light, a brave defender of her family and children, and the most generous person we have ever known. She was struggling with others. I saw the joy and hope of doing it.
“In our struggle to accept her death, Canadians, especially Calgarian, have shown this ugly elegance and generosity comparable to that of our beloved daughters, sisters, and mothers. You can see the beautiful souls of our community blossom from the act and experience the dignity of the world as Angela has always experienced. “
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