High Prairie RCMP respond to shots fired and one male arrested and charged

High Prairie, Alberta – On April 2, 2020, at 5:45 p.m., High Prairie RCMP responded to a complaint that a suspect had discharged a firearm at an individual operating a grader on a road in Whitefish River First Nations, Alta.

High Prairie RCMP located the suspect nearby in his residence and arrested him without incident.

Shots Fired
File Photo – Shots Fired

Further investigation into the events preceding the complaint of shots fired has resulted in the suspect, Dion Ray Mitchell (27) of Whitefish River First Nations, being charged with the following:

• Aggravated assault (x2)

• Attempted murder with a firearm

• Discharge of a firearm with intent

• Mischief under $5,000

• Pointing a firearm

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose

• Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

Following a judicial hearing, Mitchell was remanded in custody and is scheduled to attend High Prairie Provincial Court on April 20, 2020.

High Prairie RCMP

Western Alberta District RCMP

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