Three people have been charged with several offences after a shot was fired from a car being pursued by an Elk Point RCMP vehicle Saturday.
At 12:53 p.m. March 5, Elk Point RCMP were called to a report of a man pointing a gun at two people near a home on the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement.
Officers responded, saw the suspect vehicle – a small red car – and started following it.
The police pursuit went north through the First Nation where it was called off for public safety, RCMP said.
Another RCMP officer was on patrol in the area when the suspect vehicle reportedly sped past him. Police said the officer tried to catch up to the suspect vehicle when a gun was seen pointing out the driver’s side of the car and the police vehicle was shot at.
The suspect vehicle drove into the ditch and one man and two women ran into the bush, police said.
A number of law enforcement teams converged on the area to search for the suspects, including a RCMP helicopter.
A gun was found in the suspect vehicle, RCMP said. No one was injured.
On Tuesday, RCMP said Austin Donal Crevier, 19, Enilda Roxanne Lewis, 19, and Andy George Lacombe, 20, were charged in connection with the incident.
Crevier, who lives in Fishing Lake, was charged with:
- Pointing a firearm (x2);
- Uttering threats.
Lewis, who lives in Frog Lake, was charged with:
- Obstruction of a peace officer;
- Public mischief.
Lacombe, who lives in Fishing Lake, was charged with:
- Discharging a firearm with intent;
- Flight from police;
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
- Possession of a firearm contrary to court order;
- Resisting arrest;
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle;
- Pointing a firearm;
- Careless use of a firearm.
Crevier and Lewis are scheduled to appear in court in St. Paul on April 7.
Lacombe is in custody in Saskatchewan and will be transported back to Alberta. A court date for the 20-year-old has not yet been set.
The Fishing Lake Métis Settlement is about 300 kilometres east of Edmonton.
*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Monday, March 7, 2016. It was updated on Tuesday to include details on the charges laid by RCMP.