Police and family plead for information into 2016 Mojica homicide
Mojica's stepfather said his family needs answers so they can get closure
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Calgary police, and the family of the victim, are seeking public assistance in relation to a year-old homicide in the community of Panorama.
According to Act. Staff Sgt. Kurth Jacobs, just after midnight on Friday, August 12, 2016, emergency crews were called to the 200 block of Panamount Way NE for reports of a shooting.
Louie Angelo Mojica, who lived nearby was found seriously injured in the front seat of a white Dodge Charger. A short time later, Mojica was declared deceased on scene.
Marc Tremblay, Mojica's stepfather said the past year has been the family's hardest.
"A year ago our son Louie Angelo was shot in Panorama," he said. "He left behind his eight-year-old son, two stepbrothers, his mother and me."
Tremblay said Mojica and his son were very close, spending much of their time playing, going to movies and festivals and spending time with his family.
"We really miss his visits," he said. "Angelo was very involved in family life."
Jacobs said with assistance from the public and through area surveillance video, investigators have been able to confirm that the vehicle used by the offenders was a mid-200s, dark blue Ford Freestar Van.
"We collected a great deal of surveillance in the area, spoke to many witnesses and with this new information we're hoping it'll jog someone's memory of this vehicle being seen prior or after the shooting," he said.
Jacobs said police have yet to name any suspects.
Anyone with information about this shooting, or who may have seen the van around the time of the murder is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Like at 403-428-8877.
Tremblay said Mojica's family needs to know what happened to Angelo to get closure.
"I really want his son to have all his questions answered when he asks them in the future," he said.
The shooting is believed to be a targeted attack, according to Jacobs who said investigators continue to piece together a motive for the shooting.
"It's pretty clear it was a planned attack with the location and the time," said Jacobs, saying he wouldn't get into further details.
Tremblay said it's hard to know what goes on in someone else's mind, especially a young person, but said it's "never a good ending for anyone" when bad life choices are made.