Man faces murder charge in shooting

A 20-year-old Hobbema man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Chelsea Yellowbird.

A 20-year-old Hobbema man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Chelsea Yellowbird.

Shelby Minde of Hobbema was arrested without incident by RCMP on Wednesday.

He remains in police custody and will appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court at a date to be determined.

Yellowbird, 23, was shot at a residence on the Samson Cree First Nation townsite on Sept. 5, 2011.

The house was next door to a home where her nephew, five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird, was shot dead while sleeping two months earlier. In both cases, the shots came from outside the homes.

Minde’s arrest comes after a two-year investigation by the Hobbema detachment and the Calgary Major Crimes Unit.

The investigation is still ongoing. Police continue to speak to witnesses and follow up on tips.

People can call Hobbema RCMP at 780-585-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with information on this homicide.