Suspect charged with manslaughter outside Calgary nightclub surrenders – Calgary | The Canadian News

The man charged with a deadly shooting outside a downtown Calgary nightclub is in police custody.

Police say Jesse Michael Martinez surrendered and was arrested by homicide detectives Thursday afternoon.

He will remain in custody until he can appear before a judge to face second degree murder charges.

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On Sunday, October 10, police were called to the Junction Underground nightclub at 628 8 Avenue SW just before 3 a.m. to receive reports of a shooting.

The victim, 31-year-old John Mitchell Smith Jr., was taken to the hospital but later died as a result of his injuries.

Arrest warrants were issued across Canada for Martinez on Monday.

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“We cannot thank the community enough for their help and support during this investigation,” said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta in a press release.

“From the companies that provided access to their CCTV to the many people who called to help us identify a suspect, people stepped up to help our investigators move this case forward quickly.”

Investigators believe Smith was shot while defending a friend.

“We know that we are fortunate to have this level of support from our community when it is needed and we are grateful,” added Schiavetta. “While the indictment will not bring John back, we hope it is the first step in getting him and his family to trial.”

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