2nd-degree murder charges pending in hit-and-run that killed 15-year-old male

Calgary police will charge a driver with second-degree murder and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death in relation to an incident earlier this month that left one teenager dead.The driver cannot be named at this time as he has not officially been charged. During a Thursday press conference, Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm said the pending charges are the result of a lengthy investigation based on information provided by the public."This investigation is ongoing," Chisholm said. "Anyone with information, contact police. We are grateful for everyone who has come forward to this date."Two people are under arrest in connection with the incident, Chisholm said, and charges are pending for both. Both are over the age of 18 and are known to police.Rollover incidentOn May 13 at approximately 2:30 a.m. at southbound 52nd Street at 16th Avenue N.E., a 2010 Dodge Journey was struck from behind by a 2008 Buick Allure, sending the Journey across the centre median.Fifteen-year-old Ibaad Yar was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.The Buick remained for a short time before its occupants fled the scene, and the vehicle was found unoccupied later in the day in the Saddleridge area.An online funeral was held for Yar on May 15. His best friend, Zabbie Safari, told CBC News that Yar was well-liked and loved to make people laugh."He was a beloved son, a loyal brother, he will be missed by everyone," said Yar's father Ismail during Thursday's press conference. "He took all our joys with him and our home and hearts are empty without him."Yar's sister Aasma said she still can't make sense of what happened."I'm used to him being so loud and so goofy … a heart like that is very rare," Aasma said. "It doesn't feel real that I'm looking down at the grave of my 15-year-old brother."Police are still looking to contact a number of people in a Chevrolet Tahoe seen at a residence in the Saddleridge area before and after the event."These people are believed to have knowledge of the incident," Chisholm said. "The actions that night have led to tragic consequences and we remain committed to uncovering how this all came to be."Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or through Crime Stoppers.

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