On June 14, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Pierceland RCMP were called to a report of an adult male and adult female being shot on the Big Island Lake Cree Territory. A Short time later Cold Lake RCMP located the suspect vehicle in the City of Cold Lake and attempted a traffic stop. The suspects failed to stop for Cold Lake RCMP and a pursuit was initiated which proceeded down Township Road 630 back into Saskatchewan. The suspect vehicle a short distance past the Saskatchewan border lost control and entered the ditch.
3 suspects fled from the scene with 2 of them being quickly arrested by Cold Lake RCMP. One suspect remains at large at this time. 20 year old Adam Mohamed Elmi of Edmonton has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of using a firearm in the commission of an offence, 2 charges of discharging a firearm with intent, unauthorized possession of a firearm, 3 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police.
26 year old Amin Ali Yussuf of Edmonton has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm while prohibited, unauthorized possession of a firearm and operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police.
Adam Mohamed Elmi remains in custody and appears at Meadow Lake Provincial Court by CCTV on July 4, 2016, at 09:30 a.m. Amin Ali Yussuf also remains in custody and appears at Meadow Lake Provincial Court by CCTV on June 27, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. Both victims were treated in hospital for their injuries. The female victim has since been released and the male victim remains in hospital with serious injuries.
Strong cooperation between Pierceland RCMP, Loon Lake RCMP, Meadow Lake RCMP Police Dog Services and Cold Lake RCMP resulted in the successful and quick apprehension of two suspects involved in a violent incident. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Pierceland RCMP at 306-839-3330 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
*Press Release from the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment