Calgary police seek driver who dropped off homicide victim at restaurant before killing

CPS said the driver is not in trouble but could have valuable information to aid the investigation

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Calgary police are seeking the public’s help to identify the driver of a black truck who is believed to have critical information about the killing of a man outside a southwest restaurant last month.

Officers were called to the parking lot outside Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant, at 9223 Macleod Trail S.W., around 11:20 p.m. on Feb. 19, where 32-year-old Daniel Dudgeon was found in medical distress. EMS declared him dead at the scene.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide and have requested tips from the public to assist the investigation.

They are now seeking information about the driver of a black Dodge Ram truck who might have crucial information about Dudgeon on the night he was killed, according to a news release from CPS on Wednesday.

Police believe Dudgeon met with the driver on Feb. 19, sometime before the truck dropped him off at Mazaj around 9 p.m. CPS said the driver is not a suspect but could have valuable information to aid the investigation.

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“We are making progress piecing together the events of that night in order to find those responsible for Daniel’s death,” said Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm of the homicide unit.

“The driver of this truck has information that will help us fill in some gaps and we are hoping that either they will come forward or someone else will let us know who was driving.”

Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877, the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or calgarycrimestoppers.org.

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