Man charged in shooting investigations
The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in relation to two shooting investigations.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 2019, police received reports that a woman had been shot near Riverfront Avenue and 4 Avenue S.E. Officers arrived on scene and located a woman in medical distress. She was taken to hospital in stable condition.
Police sought two suspects, a man and a woman, and issued a plea for public assistance. The investigation revealed the pair were conducting drug trafficking activities near a residence in the Eau Claire area. Investigators also learned the man was believed to be connected to a shooting event on March 10, 2019, in which a gun was discharged inside a basement suite. No one was injured in the March 10 incident.
During the overnight hours of Tuesday, June 18, 2019, police executed a CDSA search warrant at an apartment in the 200 block of 1 Street S.E. During the execution of the search warrant, the man was arrested outside of the building in relation to the two shooting events and the ongoing drug trafficking investigation.
Andrew Alexander CARTER, 19, faces 22 weapons-related charges including:
- eight counts of failure to comply with a condition of a recognizance,
- two counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order,
- two counts of possession of a firearm knowing it’s possession is unauthorized
- one count of possession of loaded restricted or prohibited firearm,
- one count of possession of a prohibited device
- one count of knowing possession of an unlicenced weapon,
- one count of carrying a concealed weapon,
- one count of possession of a firearm without a licence,
- one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
- one count of possession of a weapon obtained by commission of an offence,
- one count of causing a disturbance,
- one count of careless use of a firearm, and
- one count of discharge a firearm with intent to endanger life.
CARTER will next appear in court on Monday, June 24, 2019.
The investigation into drug trafficking continues and further charges are likely. Investigators would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this investigation. Tips from the public were crucial to the resolution of this case.