Calgary police seek ‘final piece of the puzzle’ in December 2020 targeted shooting

Investigators and the families of two young men killed in a targeted shooting in December 2020 are looking for the “final piece of the puzzle” in order to lay charges.

On the evening of Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, Cody Akoar and Kuanyliet Kogalt, both 20, were shot and killed while inside a parked car in the 1000 block of Marcombe Drive N.E.

Kuanyliet Kogalt (L) in an undated photo. handout / Calgary Police Service
Cody Akoara (L) in an undated photo. handout / Calgary Police Service

Calgary police located their bodies at around 9:20 a.m. the next day, following reports of a suspicious vehicle that had been left running.

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Autopsies later confirmed both men died as a result of gunshot wounds and confirmed their identities.

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Investigators have reviewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage from the area and identified potential suspects. Police believe Akoar and Kogalt were targeted by individuals known to them, but the motive remains under investigation.

“We are looking for the final piece of the puzzle to be able to lay charges in this case. Our investigators have worked tirelessly since December 2020 to bring the investigation this far, and we need people in the community to come forward so that we can bring closure to Cody and Kuanyliet’s families,” Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said in a statement.

“That last little bit of information is all we need, and we know that someone out there has it.”

Kuanyliet Kogalt in an undated photo. handout / Calgary Police Service
Kuanyliet Kogalt (L) and Cody Akoara in an undated photo. handout / Calgary Police Service
Kuanyliet Kogalt (L) and Cody Akoara in an undated photo. handout / Calgary Police Service

The Akoar and Kogalt families also released statements urging anyone with information to come forward.

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“We as a family are desperately seeking the only form of closure possible to begin to heal. Cody’s death was not an accident, it was an intentional act of cruelty and we struggle to sleep knowing somewhere, the person responsible for taking two lives, is carrying out their life without consequence. We are closing in on two years since their death and we have not found answers.”

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“The past year and a half has been by far the hardest time of our lives, as we all know losing a loved one is not something you prepare for, nor is it easy,” the Kogalt family said in a statement. “Both families haven’t been able to find peace since. We urge anyone that knows anything to speak up. Nothing pains us more than knowing the person who did this is walking around freely, speaking on what he’s done and mocking both families via social media, and yet no arrest has been made.”

Anyone with information about the December 2020 shooting is asked to call police at 403-428-8877 or 403-266-1234. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers.

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