The death of a man following an altercation in Houndsfield Heights over the weekend is no longer being investigated as a criminal incident following an autopsy.
This autopsy determined that the death was not the result of a murder.
Global News has learned the identity of the deceased man: Abdul “Gabii” Tashite, a 22-year-old described as the solo breadwinner for his family – his single mother and three siblings.
Police believe an incident between two drivers took place just after 9pm on Saturday, following a collision in Crescent Heights.
One man was transported to hospital with minor injuries. A second man was located in the 1500 block of 22 A Street NW in Houndsfield Heights and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said there was no indication that any of the drivers knew each other before the incident.
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Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld said at an unrelated news conference Monday that the autopsy findings are “vital” to the investigation.
“I think what we will ultimately find is that the injuries were part of the altercation, not related to the accident itself,” Neufeld said before the release of the autopsy results.
Police do not expect to file charges.
The death investigation is ongoing and investigators expect to have another update on Tuesday.