Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in the homicide of Shawn McCORMACK

The man taken into custody yesterday in relation to the July 2022 homicide of Shawn McCORMACK has now been officially charged. Detectives believe that other individuals were involved and expect to make additional arrests as the investigation progresses.

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., police were called for reports that a body was located in an alley behind the 1100 block of Frontenac Avenue S.W. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased man, later identified as Shawn Garry McCORMACK, 34, of Calgary.

After a thorough review of evidence from the scene, CCTV, and witnesses, investigators identified several suspects who were believed to have targeted McCORMACK. The motive remains under investigation.

Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, one man was taken into custody without incident. Devon William SHEDRICK, 29, of Calgary, has since been charged with one count of first-degree murder. He will appear in court today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Investigators are also still looking for information about a unique comforter that was left at the scene where McCORMACK’s body was located. The comforter is believed to have significance to the investigation and has an image of a dream catcher and two white birds on it. A photo is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

Anyone with information about the owner of the comforter or who may have seen it prior to McCORMACK’s death is asked to contact police.

Individuals with information about this homicide are 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


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Case # CA22267124/3508