Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with last year’s gang-related shooting death of Brandon (Commando) Prevey in Red Deer.
That brings the total number of suspects in custody to three, and investigators announced Wednesday they are also seeking a fourth man in connection to the killing of Prevey, who belonged to the Edmonton-based Crazy Dragons gang.
The RCMP believe Prevey’s shooting death in April 2009 may have stemmed from a long-running dispute he had with Calgary’s FOB gang. Someone shot Prevey, 29, as he sat in his parked vehicle on Ibbitson Close in Red Deer.
What has been curious about the case is the Crazy Dragons have a history of co-operation with FOB. A few years ago, Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta reported that the Crazy Dragons were supplying guns to FOB as the gang waged a bloody war on Calgary streets against the FOB Killers.
Sources have told me the killing may have stemmed more from a personal beef Prevey had with someone, rather than a dispute over gang affiliation.
The first break in the case came in March, when the RCMP arrested Christopher Fleig, 25, at his Red Deer home. Prior to moving to Red Deer, Fleig lived in Calgary — where he survived being shot twice in two days.
The most recent arrests are Christopher Ryan McIvor, 20, and Pedro Julio Saenz, 21, who were picked up this week in Red Deer and Calgary, respectively. Both men are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Sources have connected Saenz to FOB — and police have publicly stated before that he’s known to gang investigators. When Calgary police arrested Saenz for violating a court-ordered curfew in 2009, he was wearing body armour.
Police are still looking for Brandon Cody Smith, 22, of Calgary and have issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.