Calgary police say fatal shooting was a 'non-culpable homicide,' no charges laid

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A fatal shooting in January has been deemed a non-culpable homicide and no charges will be laid, according to Calgary police.

Police say they were called to a home on Penworth Way S.E. around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 for reports of a shooting.

Inside, they found a man suffering critical, life-threatening injuries. He was declared dead a short time later.


Police say they took one man into custody at that time but released him without charges and then conducted an extensive investigation.

"The incident was determined to be domestic in nature and out of respect for the privacy of the family, the victim's identity was not released," said police in a news release.

A non-culpable homicide "includes situations where the homicide occurs as a result of an accident or in self-defence," said the police.