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Monday , 6 July 2020

Cold Lake RCMP responds to shots fired at bear in residential area

Photo Credit: Crystal Frey

On May 28, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a male shooting a firearm on Beach Avenue in a residential area.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect was shooting at a bear in front of his residence. Two shots were fired and it is believed the bear was injured before running off into a wooded area. The shots also caused extensive damage to another residence. Fish and Wildlife Officers have set up traps in hopes of catching the injured animal near the area.

A 41-year-old male from Cold Lake was arrested without incident and charged with two firearm offences and one wildlife act offence. A shotgun along with ammunition was seized in relation to this incident.

The accused’s name cannot be released pending a swearing of an Information. He is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on August 26, 2020.

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