Calgary, AB,

Arrests made in relation to firearms used in shootings

Two men believed to be responsible for supplying firearms used during a series of shootings in January and February 2015 in northeast Calgary have been arrested and charged.

The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit investigated the shootings, but also began an investigation to identify and stop the source of the firearms. 

The investigation revealed that Eric Michael HEBERT, 33, of Calgary was the alleged source of at least two handguns that were recovered from organized crime associates and used in at least one shooting. 

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a warrant was executed at a residence in the 1700 block of 28 Street S.W.  Two handguns, two rifles, a shotgun, and a variety of illicit drugs were seized from the residence.

HEBERT is charged with 11 counts of trafficking firearms. David Robert AEICHELE, 33, of Calgary is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of careless storage of a firearm, and seven counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

A photo of a number of the weapons seized is available on the CPS Newsroom.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are anticipated.