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Monday , 18 January 2021
Tyre Youngchief. Image: RCMP.

Man wanted by St. Paul RCMP related to shooting incident

St. Paul RCMP advise the public not to approach Tyre Youngchief as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

One person has been charged and one is wanted by St. Paul RCMP after a shooting incident in Saddle Lake late last week.

On Dec. 12, at roughly mid-afternoon, St. Paul RCMP responded to a call on Saddle Lake First Nation where a male had sprayed bear spray into a home. Two victims were in the residence at that time and police were unable to locate the suspect, RCMP said. This investigation is still on-going.

However, later that night, RCMP responded to a second call at the same residence where gunshots had been exchanged between the homeowner and a vehicle containing the believed suspect from the earlier event.

One passenger in the vehicle sustained a minor injury to the head but declined medical attention, RCMP said.

Clayton Omeasoo (45) of Saddle Lake First Nation was charged with the following;

  • Discharge of a firearm with intent
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm when knowing possession if unauthorized
  • Weapon possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization
  • Fail to comply with release order condition (x2)

Omeasoo was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 17.

St. Paul RCMP are also seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tyre Youngchief (24) of Saddle Lake First Nation, Alta.

Youngchief is described as:

  • Indigenous male
  • 6’0 tall
  • 185 lbs
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes

Youngchief is currently wanted on multiple outstanding warrants including charges of: discharge firearm with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and failing to comply with release order condition (x5).

St. Paul RCMP advise the public not to approach Tyre Youngchief as he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Tyre Youngchief, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.