Al-Azan Shah Muhammad, 17, and Amir Abdulrahman, 19, both from Calgary, have been identified as suspects in the case. First-degree murder warrants have been issued against both men.
CTV News (h/t dpy1948) While two people are being sought in connection with the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett, a Calgary police officer who was struck and fatally injured during a traffic stop, investigators say they’ve found the vehicle involved in the incident.
The suspect vehicle believed to be connected to Harnett’s death has been located by police. Officials say it was found in the northeast community of Taradale, following a tip from the public. The vehicle is undergoing forensic testing.
Harnett, 37, a 12-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service, was killed while conducting a traffic stop around 10:50 p.m. local time.
“While working to keep our streets safe, Andrew was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop,” the police service said in a statement Friday. “Despite the heroic attempts by his colleagues and members of EMS, he died as a result of his injuries.”
Police said Harnett was conducting a traffic stop in the area of Falconridge Blvd. and Falconridge Drive N.E. late Thursday. “During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, striking the officer in the process,” said police.
Nearby officers and paramedics who arrived on scene tried to save the officer, but he was pronounced deceased in hospital near midnight. At about 11 a.m., officials named two suspects wanted for murder in connection with Harnett’s death.
“There is a massive effort underway to locate and bring to justice those responsible for taking the life of one of our members,” the police force said Friday. “Dozens of sworn and civilian members are working around the clock tracking down each and every lead and these efforts will not stop.”
Police say Muhammad is alleged to be the driver of the sport utility vehicle that struck Harnett while Abdulrahman was his passenger.