Grande Prairie RCMP charge two males after firearm discharged in residence

Grande Prairie, Alberta – The Grande Prairie RCMP have charged two males after a firearm was discharged inside a residence.

On Nov. 24, 2019, RCMP received a 911 call reporting shots had been fired in a residence in the neighbourhood of Lakeland . Police responded immediately to the multi-family home.

Investigation revealed a firearm had been discharged from the top floor residence, into the lower level residence. Two males were arrested. Police conducted a search of the area outside the residence and located a prohibited firearm, along with shotgun and rifle ammunition.

File Photo – Firearms

RCMP then obtained a search warrant for the residence. Inside the home, police found stolen mail and cocaine. Police also recovered electronics, jewelry and clothes that were stolen from a residence the previous day.

Two males have been charged as follows:

Dylan Sutton (21), of Grande Prairie, has been charged with 12 criminal offences, including Recklessly discharge a firearm, Possession of stolen property, and Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

Christopher Howat (25), also of Grande Prairie, has been charged with 8 criminal offences, including Recklessly discharge a firearm, and Possession of firearm and ammunition while prohibited.

Sutton was held in custody and appeared in court on Dec. 4, 2019, while Howat was released and will appear in court on Dec. 12, 2019.

The RCMP are committed to community and public safety, and encourage the public to report suspicious activity. Thankfully, no one was injured in this occurrence.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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