On March 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm the Elk Point RCMP were dispatched to a complaint where a male pointed a firearm at two people near a residence on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. The male suspect was associated to a small red car.
Elk Point RCMP members deployed to Fishing Lake Metis Settlement and observed the suspect vehicle and initiated a pursuit. The pursuit made its way north through Frog Lake First Nations where it was terminated due to public safety concerns as the vehicle’s driving pattern were very erratic.
Another Elk Point member was doing patrols in the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement when the suspect vehicle went past him at an excessive rate of speed. The member turned around and tried to catch up to the suspect vehicle when a firearm was seen pointed out the drivers side of the vehicle and shot at the police motor vehicle. The suspect vehicle drove in the ditch. Three people, 1 male and 2 females exited the vehicle and ran into the bush.
RCMP members from Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St Paul, Traffic Services, Elk Point and Police Dog Services converged on Fishing Lake to search for the suspects. A RCMP helicopter was also utilized in the search. A firearm was found in the suspect vehicle.
One male and two females were arrested. The RCMP investigation continues and no charges have been laid as yet. No members of the public nor members of the RCMP were injured.
*Press Release from the Elk Point RCMP Detachment