UPDATE: RCMP make arrest in Strathcona County firearms incident on May 7th

On May 7, 2021 at 6:30 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to firearms incident on Baseline Road in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Sherwood Park, Alberta – Strathcona RCMP and Major Crimes unit have arrested Gamdur Brar (43) of Strathcona County in relation to the firearms incident May 7th, 2021, on Baseline Road in Sherwood Park. Brar has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Brar is detained until his first appearance on Monday May 10th, 2021, at the Edmonton Court House.

Strathcona RCMP and Major Crimes Unit would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance. No further updates are to come.

If you have information about this incident or any other incident you are asked to contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7749 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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Background

May 7, 2021

Strathcona County RCMP investigate firearms incident related death – Update #1

Sherwood Park, Alta. – RCMP advise that Baseline Road between Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road is now clear for traffic.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has taken carriage of the investigation.

The RCMP are seeking dash cam footage from the area of Baseline Road near Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road between 6:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. on May 7, 2021.

If you have available footage, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7749.

Background

May 7, 2021

Strathcona County RCMP investigate firearms incident related death

Sherwood Park, Alta. – On May 7, 2021 at 6:30 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to firearms incident on Baseline Road in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Preliminary investigation reveals the suspect allegedly fired shots towards a vehicle and then fled the area. Emergency Services attended and one person had already succumbed to their injuries and was declared deceased and another transported to hospital with serious injuries and current status is unknown.

RCMP along with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Service located the suspect near Broadway Blvd in Sherwood Park. The suspect remains in custody at this time.

Police believe this incident is isolated and targeted and there is no further risk to the public.

Traffic is being re-routed on Baseline Road between Highway 21 and Cloverbar Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and find an alternate route. This will continue for several hours.

This is very early in the investigation. RCMP will issue and update when more information is available, and thank the public for their cooperation.

Strathcona County RCMP

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