A St. Paul man is currently recovering in hospital after being shot in the chest just during the night of June 30, 2016. St. Paul RCMP were dispatched to reports of shots fired in the area of 46 Avenue and 48 Street, shortly after the town’s Canada Day fireworks celebration ended. Investigation revealed that there had been a verbal confrontation between two groups prior to a single gunshot being fired. Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to hospital in stable condition. The suspects are believed to have fled on foot.
St. Paul RCMP believes that the parties were known to each other and the incident does not appear to have been a random act.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 32 year old Lionel Cory Steinhauer of Saddle Lake for charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault, possession of a firearm while prohibited, and failure to comply with conditions of release. Several other individuals are being sought by police for questioning.
Steinhauer is described as:
- – Aboriginal male with short black hair and pockmarked face;
- – Approximately 177 cm (approximately 5 foot, 9.5 inches) tall and husky build;
- – Steinhauer has tattoos of a bear claw on his upper left arm and “LIONZ” on his right forearm.
The Public is asked to report any sightings or knowledge of Steinhauer’s whereabouts to the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. Steinhauer is to be considered armed and dangerous and is not to be approached.
*Press Release from the St. Paul RCMP Detachment