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Sunday , 25 October 2020

One person wounded in Saddle Lake shooting

St. Paul RCMP have charged two people after a shooting in Saddle Lake last Monday morning.

On Sept. 7 at approximately 1:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of an adult male that was shot in Saddle Lake.

Police arrived and found an adult male victim outside on the driveway with a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to hospital by EMS and then to Edmonton due to serious life-threatening injuries sustained.

Tyson Hunter (47) of Saddle Lake First Nation was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x3)
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order (x2)

Jerilee Halfe (35) of Saddle Lake First Nation was charged with the following offences:

  • Discharge firearm with intent
  • Using firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm

Both accused were remanded into custody and will be appearing today in St. Paul Provincial Court.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 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 at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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.