2nd suspect arrested in killing of man whose body was found in Upper Mount Royal alley


Police say a woman was arrested Thursday in connection to the July homicide



Police say a second suspect was arrested Thursday in connection to the killing of Shawn Garry McCormack. (David Bell/CBC)

A second suspect was arrested Thursday in connection to the killing of a man whose body was found in southwest Calgary in July.


In a news release, Calgary Police Service said officers arrested a woman in the Forest Lawn area as part of the investigation into the death of 34-year-old Shawn Garry McCormack, whose body was discovered in July in an alley in Upper Mount Royal.


While police say the woman had undergone questioning, they noted she has yet to be charged.


The woman is the second person to be arrested in the homicide investigation. The first, 29-year-old Devon William Shedrick of Calgary, was arrested in late September and charged with first-degree murder.


Arrest made in connection to body found in Upper Mount Royal

Previously, police said McCormack’s killing was a “targeted incident.” However, no information on a possible motive has been released.


The investigation into McCormack’s death began July 3, after a person walking their dog spotted a body in the alley behind the 1100 block of Frontenac Avenue S.W.


An autopsy concluded the body was McCormack’s, and investigators later determined he had died in a home in the Forest Lawn area, nearly 10 kilometres east from where his body was found.


Investigators believe other people might have aided in the killing, and still others might have information on the homicide.


Upper Mount Royal death now considered homicide, police say

“Our investigators have worked tirelessly to examine, and re-examine, every piece of evidence in this case,” Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police Service’s homicide unit said in a statement.


He added that the public’s help has been vital to the investigation.


Police are asking anyone with information on the homicide to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).



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