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Sunday , 27 September 2020

Man facing assault with weapon charge after victim suffers serious injuries

A Cold Lake man has been charged with assault with a weapon after a shooting on Elizabeth Metis Settlement last week.

Cold Lake RCMP responded late last Monday afternoon to a shooting on the Settlement, where an adult male had to be airlifted via STARS air ambulance.

The victim was shot three times and suffered serious life-threatening injuries, RCMP said on Tuesday.

Cold Lake, Bonnyville, and Eastern Alberta District GIS units and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit arrested the man without incident.

Dwayne Jacknife, 50-year-old from Cold Lake was charged with assault with a weapon and discharging a firearm with intent.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing but has since been released. His next scheduled appearance is in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Sept. 23.

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.