Two firearms seized and charges laid following shooting investigation
We have charged four individuals in relation to a home invasion and shooting that occurred earlier this month in the city’s northeast.
On Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m., multiple individuals broke into an occupied residence located in the 200 block of Martindale Boulevard N.E. Once inside, the offenders assaulted the resident with a pistol and robbed him of multiple items, including cash, tools and electronics. During the altercation, offenders also fired the pistol, resulting in property damage inside the residence. The offenders fled the scene and the victim contacted police immediately. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident.
Upon arrival, officers obtained CCTV from the area and worked to identify potential suspects.
The next day, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a man and woman, who were believed to be involved in the home invasion, were arrested while in possession of a stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of 68 Street N.E. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a 12-gauge, short-barrel shotgun, ammunition and a crossbow.
As a result of further investigation, additional suspects for the home invasion were identified and on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, police executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 0 to 100 block of Applewood Court S.E. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a 3D-printed revolver-style pistol, multiple types of ammunition, a crossbow, a compound bow and a small amount of methamphetamine and cocaine.
Four individuals are now facing charges in relation to the home invasion. Investigators believe that this was a targeted incident and that the offenders were known to the victim.
- Lane Cole ZIMMER, 27, of Calgary, has been charged with fifteen offences, including break and enter with a firearm, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of stolen property and breach of a firearms prohibition order. ZIMMER is currently in custody and will next appear in court today, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.
- Zoe Adeline MacDUFF, 22, of Calgary, has been charged with nine offences including careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of stolen property and breach of release conditions. MacDUFF will next appear in court today, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.
- Sean Richard DANSEREAU, 42, of Calgary, has been charged with eighteen offences including break and enter with a firearm, unlawful confinement, threats to cause death or bodily harm, discharge a firearm with intent, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breach of court and firearms prohibition orders. DANSEREAU is currently in custody and will next appear in court today, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.
- Robert Douglas SETTEE, 35, of Calgary, was arrested and charged with break and enter with a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. SETTEE will next appear in court on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.
“In this incident, the victim was extremely lucky to have escaped with only minor injuries,” says A/Staff Sergeant Shelby Steward of the Calgary Police Service District 4 General Investigations Unit. “The reckless and unlawful use of firearms in our communities creates significant concern for all Calgarians and we are committed to using our resources to identify and charge those responsible.”
Addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for our Service. Through investigation, prevention, and enforcement activities we have co-ordinated our resources to reduce victimization and enhance community safety.
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.
Anyone with information 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:
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