$100,000 reward offered as man sought after another young man was shot down in Calgary alley in 2015

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A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for a murder that took place five years ago in northeast Calgary, police announced Wednesday.

Hussein Merhi, 26, died after he was shot in an alley in the 100 block of Del Ray Road N.E. in Monterey Park on Dec. 13, 2015.

A dark SUV was seen fleeing the area after the shooting.

In July 2019, Joseph Trieu, 26, was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

Investigators are still searching for a second suspect, Kier Bryan Granado, 24, of Calgary. He is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder.

Calgary Police Service
Calgary Police Service

It is believed Merhi's killing was a targeted attack as Granado and the victim knew each other, police said.

Police have teamed up with an outside organization, the Bolo Program, which amplifies police requests for public assistance on most wanted cases.

In co-operation with Calgary Crime Stoppers, the Bolo Program offers a reward up to $100,000 that can be claimed anonymously for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

"Investigators are certain that there are additional people with information about this homicide as well as Granado's whereabouts and encourage anyone that can be of assistance to come forward," police said.

The reward is available until July 20, 2021.

The victim's family issued a statement thanking police for working tirelessly to find Merhi's killer and asking for anyone with information about the murder to speak up.

"We want those responsible locked up for the sake of our community. What we have endured for the past five years is something no family should experience," the family said.

"So please, if you know something, pick up the phone, call police, call Crime Stoppers. Say something. It won't mend our broken hearts. But our community will be safer for it. Thank you."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.