Brooks man charged after shooting himself in local bar

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck. DD

A 45-year-old Brooks man who accidentally shot himself in a bar back in August is facing eight charges in connection with the RCMP investigation.

In the early morning hours of  Aug. 24, emergency crews responded to a 9-1-1 call after reports of a shot being fired inside an undisclosed establishment.

Yohannes Tekesti was suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital.  But the severity of his injuries saw him airlifted to Calgary.

RCMP announced Thursday Tekesti had been charged with weapons offences as well as  cocaine and crystal meth trafficking.

He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 22.

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