Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in Douglasdale homicide and East Village shooting

We can now confirm the identities of the suspects arrested in connection to an August 2022 shooting in East Village and a December 2022 homicide in Douglasdale.

Kai Errol Horst KELLER, 30, of Calgary has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the homicide of Ashley MAWDSLEY, which occurred on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, in the community of Douglasdale.

The investigation into the fatal shooting of MAWDSLEY continues as our homicide unit attempts to identify other suspects involved in the murder.

KELLER has also been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm in relation to a non-fatal shooting which occurred in the parkade underneath the Real Canadian Superstore in East Village on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. KELLER will next appear in court on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Also in relation to the East Village shooting, Erik Anthony SILVA, 28, of Calgary has been charged with one count of attempted murder and six firearm related offences, including reckless discharge of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm while prohibited and possession of a loaded restricted firearm with readily accessible ammunition. SILVA will next appear in court on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Both of the accused are believed to have ties to ongoing organized crime activities in Calgary. Despite the challenges that exist with solving organized crime related violence, teams from across the Service worked diligently to collect evidence and gain cooperation from the community to hold these individuals accountable.

Anyone with information about the homicide of Ashley MAWDSLEY is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Douglasdale: Case # CA22511921/4277

East Village: Case # CA22313771/4429