Calgary man accidentally kills himself attacking driver

Calgary man accidentally kills himself attacking driver

A Calgary man accidentally killed himself after pursuing another man with a knife following a road rage incident, according to Calgary police.

Calgary police vehicle

A young Calgary man is dead after accidentally stabbing himself during a road rage incident.

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) first investigated the 21-year-old man’s death as a homicide but realized he died because of a self-inflicted injury.

Just after 9 p.m. on Dec. 10, two drivers — the victim and a 35-year-old man — got into an altercation after they nearly collided in the 200 block of 12th Avenue N.W.

Both men began as verbally fighting, but then the altercation turned physical once the 21-year-old pulled out a knife.

Calgary crime scene tape

Calgary police investigate an interaction between two drivers on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 that left one man with minor injuries and another dead.

The 35-year-old man suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Afterward, the victim accidentally stabbed himself and drove away in his car, according to police.

As he drove away, the young man lost consciousness and collided with a light post in the community of Hounsfield Heights.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because the death was an accidental, self-inflicted death, Calgary police say they will not release the identity of the dead man. But the family of the man announced that Abdul Gebi Teshite was the victim.

Calgary man Abdul Gebi Teshite

Abdul Gebi Teshite, 22, seen in an undated image from a GoFundMe page.

CPS homicide unit Staff Sgt. Sean Gregson called the incident a “harsh reminder.”

“This is a tragic event that led to devastating consequences over a simple dispute surrounding driving,” said Gregson.

“At a time when we are entering a season of celebration, we now have two families that will be forever impacted by this incident.”

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