Airdrie, Alberta – On Aug. 1, 2022, at 8:45 p.m., Airdrie RCMP responded to the QEII Highway at Yankee Valley Blvd. for a report of an erratic driver. A silver sedan was reportedly speeding while travelling southbound on QEII. The driver of the sedan allegedly got into a verbal altercation with another southbound vehicle before pointing a firearm at the vehicle.
RCMP located a vehicle matching the description in the Meadowbrook neighbourhood where officers took an Airdrie resident into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in an airsoft gun being located.
Shawn David Desharnais (42) of Airdrie was taken before a Justice of the Peace and released on a no cash recognizance to appear in Airdrie court on Aug. 25, 2022. Desharnais has been charged with the following criminal offences:
· Pointing a firearm
· Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
· Careless use of a firearm
If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200. 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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