UPDATED: Elk Point RCMP arrest male after shots fired in Fishing Lake

UPDATE

On Oct. 16, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Elk Point RCMP responded to a report of shots being fired from a vehicle on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. Police responded but were unable to locate the vehicle and no one was injured. A male was later arrested and taken into custody without incident.

 

Andy George Lacombe, a 22-year-old from Fishing Lake has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

 

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Obstruction of a peace officer
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to an order (X2)

Lacombe was also charged with four separate criminal code offences in relation to an incident that occurred on Oct. 6, 2017 where it was alleged that a male was in possession of a firearm at a store in Fishing Lake.

 

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court via CCTV on Oct. 24, 2017.

 

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

Background

On Oct. 16, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Elk Point RCMP responded to a report of shots being fired from a vehicle on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. Police responded but were unable to locate the vehicle and no one was injured.

 

At approximately 10:00 p.m., a separate vehicle was located with the male suspect inside. While conducting the traffic stop the male fled into a wooded area. Police immediately set up containment. Members from Elk Point along with an RCMP Helicopter and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) searched the area and arrested the male without incident this morning at approximately 1:00 a.m.

 

The male suspect remains in police custody and charges are pending. An update will be provided when available as the investigation continues.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call the Elk Point RCMP at780-724-3964 or call your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).