The death of a man following a weekend altercation in Hounsfield Heights has been ruled a non-criminal incident following an autopsy on Monday.
Friends identified the deceased as Abdul Gebi Teshite in a GoFundMe page that, as of Monday night, had raised more than $4,200 to help cover funeral costs.
Known as Gabii to his close friends, he was the sole breadwinner in his household, providing for his mother and three siblings.
“Needless to say, friends and family of Abdul are riddled with both severe shock and a deep sense of loss; his departure left a void that would be impossible to feel for those who knew him,” the fundraising page said. “We understand that the best thing at this time is to comfort his immediate family and help them find solace in his absence. As such, part of a process of finding solace is for the family to mourn the sudden uprooting of their son from the earth with those who loved him.”
The autopsy has been completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner after a man died following a near miss near the 200 block of 12 Avenue NW at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.
In a release Sunday, the Calgary Police Service said they believe an altercation occurred shortly after the near collision.
The deceased was located in the 1500 block of 22A Street NW and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who was driving the other vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
CPS has not said what caused the death, only that it is no longer being investigated as a homicide.
Another update is expected on Tuesday.
The investigation into the incident will continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.