According to Calgary police, an efficient investigation led to charges in a stabbing that happened early Monday in the northeast community of Abbeydale.
A Calgary Police Service (CPS) news release Thursday said a man with reported stab wounds was “dropped off” at the Peter Lougheed Hospital just after 6 a.m. on March 29.
“Officers responded to the hospital and quickly determined a possible location of the assault,” police said.
The release described how investigators went to that possible assault location, which was a home in the 1200-block of Abbeydale Drive N.E.. Police said they found several witnesses still there, and that officers contained the home and conducted a search.
According to police, this led to two suspects being identified.
“It is believed that the offenders were known to the victim,” said police, “and that they were involved in an argument which escalated to an assault.”
Audrey Laura Corn, 22, of Calgary has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. Her next court appearance will be April 30, 2021.
Police said charges are pending against a second suspect.
CPS Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacobs pointed to the quick action of the patrol officers as being instrumental in charges being laid so quickly.
“It allowed us to efficiently direct our investigation resources, who were able to identify suspects and wrap up this investigation relatively quickly,” he said.
The release opened by stressing how prompt responses by patrol officers can be key to ensuring crucial evidence and witnesses are not lost, which protects the public and also reduces the cost and duration of an investigation.
“Addressing violence in our community is a priority for the service,” Jacobs said.
Details about the victim were not shared beyond the fact he underwent surgery and his condition was upgraded to stable.