Police seize weapons after shotgun fired into neighbouring apartment

Before police could enter the apartment, a suspect was seen climbing down the outside of the building from the fourth floor.

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Calgary Police have charged two people and seized a number of guns after a near miss involving a shotgun at a Beltline apartment.

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Police were pulled into the 900 block of 14th Ave around 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. SW called after a man reported being woken up by a loud bang.

The resident found a hole in the wall of his bedroom, just above the headboard of his bed. Police say the hole is believed to have been caused by a shotgun fired from the neighboring apartment.

“This was a terrifying event for the inmates, who awoke to the sound of a shot large enough to blast a hole in the wall just above where they slept. The illegal use and storage of firearms is a public safety matter that we take very seriously,” said Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacobs.

After receiving a warrant for the neighboring apartment, Calgary Police brought in their tactical unit on Wednesday.

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Calgary Police seized multiple guns from a Beltline apartment after a hole was shot into a neighboring apartment in the early hours of January 25, 2022.  Calgary Police Service photo
Calgary Police seized multiple guns from a Beltline apartment after a hole was shot into a neighboring apartment in the early hours of January 25, 2022. Calgary Police Service photo jpeg

Before they could enter the apartment, a suspect was seen climbing down the outside of the building from the fourth floor. He was taken into custody without incident while a second suspect was arrested at the home.

Police seized a Savage .270 caliber bolt-action rifle and a 12-gauge Derya MK12 shotgun, both loaded, from the home. They also seized an unloaded sawn-off pump-action shotgun, two BB guns, ammunition for multiple firearms, body armor, swords, and a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Michael Stoffels, 39, of Calgary, faces a total of 13 counts, including three counts of unsafe custody of a firearm, two counts of possession of a firearm obtained through crime and one count of illegal possession of a firearm.

Paul Joseph Fettig, 40, of Calgary, faces 11 charges in total, including three counts of unsafe storage of a firearm and two counts of possession of a firearm obtained by a felony.

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