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Murder charges laid in connection with 2023 shooting in Calgary’s Capitol Hill community: police

Two men have been charged in connection with the 2023 shooting death of Jordan Jacques-Vetten in Calgary’s Capitol Hill community.

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said Robert Matthews, a 25-year-old Calgary man, has been charged with second-degree murder. An 18-year-old man from Chestermere, who was a youth at the time of the incident, is also charged with second-degree murder. He cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Both of the accused were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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“At this time, there is no known relationship between the men and the victim and police are not looking for any other suspects,” the Calgary Police Service said in a news release.

“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.”

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Jacques-Vetten, who was 33 at the time of his death, was shot to death in Capitol Hill on Sept. 9, 2023. Just before 4 a.m. that day, police responded to a report of someone being in medical distress outside a home in the 1700 block of 18th Avenue Northwest.

Jacques-Vetten was pronounced dead at the scene.

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