Murder suspects to be charged together

  • Aug. 28, 2010 7:11 p.m.

Three suspects who have been remanded in the execution style gang related murder of Brandon Prevey will be jointly charged.

Pedro Julio Saenz, 21, Christopher Ryan McIvor, 20 and Brandon Cody Smith, 22, have jointly been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit to murder.

All three men appeared together in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday. They will return on July 28.

Also charged with first degree murder in the incident is Christopher Fleig.

Fleig is also facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder and theft under $5,000.

He will return to Red Deer provincial court on July 30.

Prevey was shot and killed in what police say was a gang-styled execution while sitting in his vehicle during the early morning hours of April 5, 2009.

In its appeal to the public, City RCMP asked the public if anyone knew who might own two vehicles associated to the Prevey homicide.

The first was described as a black two-door 2006 Pontiac Pursuit, while the second was described as a black 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab pick-up truck.

Police also said its investigation revealed two males were in the driver and passenger seats of the Pontiac Pursuit while two unknown persons were in the Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

Last September Red Deer city RCMP disclosed Prevey, known by associates as ‘Commando’, left the downtown core of Red Deer at about 2:45 a.m. with a 28-year-old female.

Police said Prevey was driving his 1998 Silver JEEP Grand Cherokee. He drove southbound on Gaetz Ave. and then eastbound on 19 St., heading into the Inglewood subdivision, to attend a house party located on Ibbotson Close.

Prevey parked his Jeep on the west side of the roadway. Police said Prevey and the female were sitting in the Jeep when a 2006 Black Pontiac Pursuit pulled up alongside.

Two males were noted in the driver and passenger seats of the Pursuit, said RCMP.

Shortly thereafter, shots were fired from the Pursuit at the driver’s side door of Prevey’s Jeep.

RCMP said numerous shots were fired, striking Prevey several times. The female ducked down and managed to escape injury.

The Pursuit then fled southbound on Ibbotson Close at a high rate of speed. Appearing not to locate the exit of the close, the Pursuit then continued back past Prevey’s vehicle, turning right onto Imbeau Close said RCMP.

The Pursuit eventually pulled out of this Close, followed closely by a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck, believed to be associated with the Pursuit.

Both vehicles then fled northbound down Ibbotson Close at a high rate of speed. The female passenger then exited Prevey’s vehicle and ran to him, as numerous neighbours exited their residences after hearing gun shots.

Prevey died while sitting in the vehicle. Police believe this incident to be gang-related.

It is alleged that the Fresh Off the Boat (FOB) gang has been participating in a number of violent acts against rival gangs in Calgary and other Alberta communities.

This incident is believed to be a direct result of conflicts between the FOB and rival gangs in southern Alberta.

Police believe that Prevey had been involved in an ongoing dispute with members of the FOB that spanned several years.