May 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Wetaskiwin car dealership break-in leads to shots fired, police pursuit

A 73-year-old man from the RM of La Broquerie

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Wetaskiwin RCMP are searching for a man and a woman after an early morning break-in at a car dealership led to shots being fired and a pursuit through rural Alberta.

It all started at 3:30 a.m., when RCMP members responded to a complaint at the Legacy Dodge dealership in the central Alberta town.

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A masked man was seen outside the dealership and police spotted a pickup truck with a woman in the passenger seat. Police said “circumstances resulted in the responding RCMP member discharging his firearm.”

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The pickup truck, which police said had been stolen earlier just south of Edmonton in Nisku, fled the area.

RCMP from Maskwacis initiated a pursuit. They were later joined by Mounties from Ponoka. Police said the truck never stopped and was later found abandoned.

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The RCMP Forensic Identification Section along with Leduc RCMP are helping to investigate the dealership break-in, and as of Thursday afternoon there continued to be a police presence.

Because an officer fired their gun, ASIRT is also investigating.

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