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Saturday , 31 October 2020

Rural dispute leads to shots fired, charges

A 65-year-old man from Bonnyville is facing weapon charges after a dispute lead to shots fired toward a resident’s vehicle.

The incident happened late last Saturday afternoon in a rural area south of Bonnyville, RCMP said.

The complainant reported that the 65-year-old, who is known to him, came to the residence he is living at and shot his tire with a rifle.

RCMP believe there was personal issues that led to the altercation.

The male also tried to shoot out a second tire, however, the gun misfired, RCMP said.

Mounties attended and obtained video footage from after the shot, showing the male manipulating the firearm in an attempt to shoot the vehicle a second time.

The accused’s name cannot yet be released because the information is not yet sworn.

He faces four weapons-related charges including possession for a dangerous purpose and careless use.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.