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Suspect dead in standoff

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m.

A vehicle being sought in relation to a weekend homicide in southwest Calgary was located Tuesday in Revelstoke.

Calgary police had earlier released a photo of a suspect, 32-year-old Mohammadali Darabi of Calgary, and said he was believed to be driving a silver-coloured 2006 Toyota Corolla with an Alberta licence plate.

A vehicle matching that description was found and surrounded by RCMP officers, who tried to establish communications with the driver for more than five hours.

Officers said there was no response, and when they eventually approached the vehicle, a man was discovered dead inside.

RCMP are investigating and working with the BC Coroners Service to confirm the man’s identity and a cause of death.

– The Canadian Press


UPDATE 7:19 p.m.

The stand off in Revelstoke is over and emergency crews are reportedly leaving the scene.


Police in Revelstoke have surrounded a man in a car who is believed to be the suspect in a murder in Calgary on Sunday.

The standoff began early Tuesday afternoon outside Grizzly Auto Repair on Victoria Road in Revelstoke.

A silver Toyota Corolla with Alberta plates has been pulled over and armed police have the car surrounded.

On Monday, Calgary Police Service reached out to the public in hopes of finding 32-year-old Mohammadali Darabi, a Calgary resident wanted in connection with the murder of his roommate.

Police believed Darabi was driving a silver 2006 Toyota Corolla with the Alberta licence plate BKW 1855, the same type of vehicle currently surrounded by police in Revelstoke. 

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