Matthew Douglas de Grood, of Calgary, is shown in this image from a Calgary 10k race in 2013. Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city’s history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Calgary police said that a son of a police officer stabbed five students of the University of Calgary to death early Tuesday.
This is the worst mass murder in Calgary and it happened less than a week after a mass stabbing in Pittsburgh.
The victims were Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Jordan Segura, Lawerence Hong and Zackariah Rathwell.
The incident happened during a party celebrating the students’ last day in classes in the northwest residential neighbourhood of Brentwood.
The suspect, 22-year-old Matthew Douglas de Grood is a son of a veteran Calgary police officer, Insp. Doug de Grood.
The suspect was arrested after he was tracked down and bitten by a police dog and his parents was heart-broken when they heard the news.
Late Tuesday, police said they charged Matthew Douglas de Grood with five counts of first-degree murder.