Alberta Mirror

Friday, December 8, 2023

Edmonton police detention man wanted for shooting at Mounties in July


Key takeaways: 

  • A man was charged after local officers reacted to a weapons complaint in the city’s west end, police state.
  • The suspect, a 39-year-old male, is accused of five counts of violation of conditions, and two possession charges.

A male arrested for shooting at mounties: 

A man, who was wanted after allegedly shooting gunshots toward RCMP officers in Valleyview, Alta., the previous summer, was charged in Edmonton Thursday night after local police reacted to a weapons complaint.

Almost 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Edmonton police officers reacted to a weapons complaint at a home on Lakeview Road, in the city’s west end, police stated in a press release Friday.

Officers quickly recognised the suspect and discovered out he had warrants for a criminal flight and shooting offence in Valleyview — approximately 300 kilometres northwest of Edmonton — that happened in July, police stated.

The suspect, a 39-year-old man, left the Lakeview Road home in a vehicle, police stated. But the police helicopter discovered the suspect vehicle at a home close to 116th Avenue and 124th Street, in the Inglewood vicinity, police stated.

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Edmonton police arrest man for shooting at Mounties in July

Members of the force’s targeted reply to the auto-theft prevention (TRAP) team converged on the home and witnessed the man leave in a distinct vehicle as a passenger, police stated.

Members from the tactical team also reacted to the location. They completed a traffic stop on the vehicle and charged the suspect without incident, police stated.

Officers saw two imitation firearms in the robbed vehicle during the probe, they added.

The 39-year-old man is accused with five counts of violation of conditions, and one count each of custody of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance. 

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