UPDATE: Elk Point RCMP investigate shots fired at a residence, Edmonton male charged

Elk Point, Alberta – An arrest has been made following an incident on Jan. 9, 2017 at the Fishing Lake Settlement.

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Elk Point RCMP responded to a shots fired call at a residence located on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. The owners were awoken at approximately 2:00 a.m., by the sounds of gunfire. Members attended and learned the residence was shot at several times. No one inside was injured. It is believed a small car may have been driving near the residence at the time of the shooting.

Austin Don Crevier, a 20-year-old from Edmonton was charged with:

  • Discharge firearm while being reckless
  • Using firearm in commission of an offence
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order (X2)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order (X2)
  • Fail to comply with recognizance (X4)

Crevier was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Elk Point Provincial Court on Feb. 22, 2017.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

Elk Point RCMP

Background:

Jan. 10, 2017

Elk Point RCMP investigate shots fired at a residence

Elk Point, Alberta – On Jan. 9, 2017 Elk Point RCMP responded to a shots fired call at a residence located on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. The owners were awoken at approximately 2:00 a.m., by the sounds of gunfire. Members attended and learned the residence was shot at several times. No one inside was injured. It is believed a small car may have been driving near the residence at the time of the shooting.

Members patrolled the area extensively but no suspect(s) or vehicle were located. RCMP believe this was not a random act.

“This incident could have resulted in serious injuries or death to the occupants of the residence,” says Sgt. Barry Larocque, Elk Point RCMP Detachment commander, “We are very fortunate no one was injured.”

Elk Point RCMP are urging the public to provide any information they may have as to the identity of the individual(s) responsible.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Elk Point RCMP at 780-724-3964 or 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).

Elk Point RCMP


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