Calgary, AB,

Two in custody in relation to weekend homicide in Dover

The Surete du Quebec police arrested two people in Montreal yesterday on behalf of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit in relation to the weekend murder in Dover.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, officers were called to an apartment building in the of 3400 block of 31A Avenue S.E. Upon arrival, they found a deceased male in his 20s.

During the course of the investigation it was revealed a suspicious vehicle, a black Dodge truck, was seen fleeing the scene. The vehicle was identified and was reported stolen on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, Surete du Quebec police alerted CPS that they had pulled over the black Dodge truck, believed to be connected to the investigation. Two men were taken into custody and arrested for murder after collaboration with the CPS Homicide Unit.

On Monday an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner formally identified the victim as Mvemba Eriq AFONSO, also known as Eriq Afonso MVEMBA, 23, of Calgary. He died as a result of a shooting.

It is believed AFONSO was at the residence to visit a friend, but that he was alone within the residence at the time of the shooting. The initial motive is believed to be the robbery of drugs and money from the residence.

Mourad GASMI, 21, and Shannoh JABET, 22, both of Calgary, have been arrested on Canada-wide warrants‎ for second-degree murder and have been remanded into custody in Montreal. Both will be transported back to Calgary. A Calgary court date has not yet been set.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234, the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


The CPS would like to thank Surete du Quebec police for its assistance with this case.

Case # 17463292