Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blackfalds RCMP lay firearms charges

RCMP Alberta – Following an incident that occurred on August 12 where two males in a truck shot at a civilian following them, charges have been laid against those males.

At 9:30 am August 12, 2016, Blackfalds RCMP were alerted to an active situation where a civilian reported that he was following two male suspects in a truck, and they had shot at him. The incident began west of Red Deer in rural Blackfalds, then through Burnt Lake Industrial Area and came to conclusion by police arrests just inside the City of Red Deer in the Golden West area.

Blackfalds RCMP responded with the immediate assistance of Sylvan Lake and Red Deer City RCMP members. They located the suspect vehicle at which time the suspects stopped the vehicle they were in and fled on foot. At approximately 9:50 a.m. the RCMP apprehended the two male suspects and effected an arrest with no further incident.

20-year-old Brandon Robertson and 29-year-old Ryan Litwyn, both of Red Deer are facing charges of dangerous driving, possession of a firearm, assault with a weapon and numerous other firearms/weapons offences.

Both males remain in custody. Robertson is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on August 17 and Litwyn is scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on August 26.

These matters are now before the courts and further information will not be available.

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