Murder charge laid in shooting attack on couple in southwest Calgary

Police have charged a man in a fatal shooting that killed a 31-year-old woman and injured her husband last week in southwest Calgary.

However, police said they are still investigating the motive for the shooting.

Nakita Baron, 31, and her husband, Talal Fouani, 46, were shot dead in their Bentley as it pulled out of their driveway on August 18. The vehicle ended up in a neighbor’s driveway across from the victims’ home in the southwest community of Evergreen.

Baron was pronounced dead at the scene while Fouani remains in hospital.

Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson of the Calgary Police Department’s Homicide Unit called the shooting « a brazen act of violence that happened in broad daylight. »

Edmonton police arrested Michael Tyrel Arnold, 34, of Sherwood Park in connection with the shooting.

Calgary police have laid charges of first degree murder and attempted murder.

Police said Arnold is still being held in Calgary.

His next court appearance is scheduled for September.


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