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Three Londoners charged with fatal shooting at party face additional charges

Three Londoners charged in the shooting death of a Western University student last summer face additional charges for allegedly threatening witnesses, telling them to lie to police and getting caught with a loaded weapon, according to court records.

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Three Londoners charged in the shooting death of a Western University student last summer face additional charges for allegedly threatening witnesses, telling them to lie to police and getting caught with a loaded weapon, according to court records.

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Emily Altmann, 20, Carlos Guerra Guerra, 21, and Dylan Schaap, 20, are jointly charged with second-degree murder in the death of Josue Silva, 18, who was shot at an outdoor party in south-west London on July 31.

The trio were charged with 13 additional offenses combined in late January, but police did not issue a press release on the additional charges.

Guerra Guerra is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly telling Altmann to destroy or suppress evidence between July 31 and August 5, according to the documents.

Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, is one of three people charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Josue Silva on July 31, 2021, at a bush party in southwestern London.  (Tik Tok Video)
Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, is one of three people charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Josue Silva on July 31, 2021, at a bush party in southwestern London. (Tik Tok Video)

He is also charged with four counts of uttering threats of bodily harm following text messages that were allegedly sent to four women on the day of the shooting, according to the documents.

Guerra Guerra is also charged with intimidation for an alleged offense involving the same group and possession of a handgun for an alleged offense between July 23 and July 25, according to the documents.

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Altmann is charged with four counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly encouraging four women — the same four Guerra Guerra is accused of threatening — to deceive police, according to the documents.

Emily Altmann, 19, from London, appeared in court on October 1, 2021, where a judge ordered her released on bail.  Altmann had been in custody since August 6, when she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Josue Silva, a Western University business student who was fatally shot on July 31. at a bush party.  Altmann was released on strict conditions, including wearing an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor her movements.  (CHARLES VINCENT, The London Free Press)
Emily Altmann, 19, from London, appeared in court on October 1, 2021, where a judge ordered her released on bail. Altmann had been in custody since August 6, when she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Josue Silva, a Western University business student who was fatally shot on July 31. at a bush party. Altmann was released on strict conditions, including wearing an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor her movements. (CHARLES VINCENT, The London Free Press)

Schaap is charged with three firearms offenses, including possession of a loaded handgun for alleged offenses between April 1 and August 6, according to court records.

Altmann was arrested on August 5, while Guerra and Schaap were arrested the following day.

A Western student living with her parents at the time of the shooting, Altmann is the only defendant to have been released on bail. She was released Oct. 1 on house arrest-style bail with orders to wear an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor her movements. She is due in court on Friday.

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Altmann appeared in one of Guerra Guerra’s amateur rap videos that was posted on video-sharing app Tik Tok less than three weeks before Silva was shot.

Guerra Guerra and Schaap have been denied bail and remain in custody at Windsor South West Detention Center and Elgin-Middlesex Detention Center in London, respectively, and are due in court at next fall.

Dylan Schaap, who is charged with second degree murder on July 31, 2021, in the shooting death of Western University student Josue Silva, appears virtually in a bail hearing on March 22, 2022. (Charles Vincent, The London Free Press)
Dylan Schaap, who is charged with second degree murder on July 31, 2021, in the shooting death of Western University student Josue Silva, appears virtually in a bail hearing on March 22, 2022. (Charles Vincent, The London Free Press)

The three men were also initially charged with assault with a weapon in an alleged “blunt object” attack on another man on the day Silva was killed, according to court documents.

Dozens of young people had gathered for a party in a wooded area on the north side of Pack Road, near Grand Oak Cross, where paramedics were called at around 1.15am to a report of a man shot dead with fire artifice, according to an emergency dispatch call. Paramedics later determined the injury to be a gunshot wound as they transported Silva to hospital with no vital signs.

A graduate of Saunders High School, Silva held two summer jobs before entering his second year of business studies at Western University. His family described him as a gifted scholar and athlete with big dreams for the future.

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  1. London Police continue to appeal to the public for information about the shooting death of Josue Silva.  The London teenager died after being shot dead early on Saturday at a party.  (photo sent)

    Two London men charged in fatal shooting at bush party

  2. Carlos Guerra Guerra and Emily Altmann (TikTok video)

    Weeks before the arrests in a murder group, the duo starred together in a rap video

  3. Josue Silva, 18, a student at Western University, died of a gunshot wound in hospital Saturday morning.  The star athlete and student was at a youth rally near Pack Road and Grand Oak Cross in south-west London when he became the city's ninth homicide victim of the year.  (Submitted)

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  4. Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, is one of three people charged with second-degree murder in the July 31 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Josue Silva at a bush party.  (Tik Tok Video)

    Accused in fatal London bush party shooting, he was denied bail

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