Wetaskiwin, Alberta – On April 20, 2017 at 1037 am Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting a male youth with a handgun in the Wetaskiwin Mall. A male youth approached two other youths and produced a handgun. The two victims fled the scene and contacted police immediately. Police responded to the mall and identified additional witnesses. The suspect was not immediately located as he fled the area.
Police were able to identify and subsequently locate the male youth, in the 3800 block of 54 Street in Wetaskiwin. The male youth was arrested without incident. No firearm was recovered as a result of this investigation.
Wetaskiwin general duty investigators were assisted by Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section, Police Dog Services and Maskwacis detachment members.
The 15 year old male youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces weapons related and Uttering Threats charges.. He was released to an adult, with several conditions and will appear in court on June 7, 2017 in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.