Police ID fourth suspect in New Year’s shootings

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a fourth man they believe is connected to the New Year’s Day gang shootings that killed three people at a southeast Calgary restaurant.

Wanted by police: Nicholas Rodrigo Hovanesian

Wanted by police: Nicholas Rodrigo Hovanesian

Nicholas Rodrigo Hovanesian, 24, is wanted on three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the triple shooting, which killed FK gang member Sanjeev Mann, 22, and a man sharing his table, 22-year-old Aaron Bendle. The gunmen then shot bystander Keni Su’a, 43, as he tried to leave the restaurant.

Investigators have already charged three men with three counts each of first-degree murder in connection with the crime: Real Christian Honorio, 25, Michael Joseph Roberto, 25, and Nathan Zuccherato, 22. All three are in custody awaiting trial.

At this point, it’s not clear if Hovanesian is accused of participating in the shooting at the restaurant or had some other alleged role connected to the massacre.

Investigators haven’t ruled out charges against others, which hints their efforts are also focussed on people who may have helped plan or execute the crime in some other way.

The war between FOB and the FOB Killers is responsible for at least 25 homicides since 2002.

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