Lethbridge Police seek public’s help in connection with assault investigation; “shot her in the back with a BB gun”

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying four subjects in connection with an assault with a weapon investigation.

A 24-year-old Lethbridge woman reported she had been assaulted in the 1100 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 while walking home from work.

Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service

A verbal altercation with an unknown male passing by escalated after he walked away and then returned with three other males. She reported the four males then began yelling at her before one of them punched her in the face, shot her in the back with a BB gun and threatened her before the group ran westward across Mayor Magrath Drive.

Police responded to the scene and canvassed the area but were unable to locate the male subjects. The woman attended hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

All four subjects were described as Caucasian males between the ages of 17 and 21. The first subject had dark hair and was wearing a dark hat, hoodie and jeans. A second subject had blond, shoulder-length hair, was shirtless and was wearing jean shorts. A third subject had dirty-blond hair and was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt and jean shorts with suspenders. No clothing description was available for the fourth subject.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and observed the assault, or has information that could assist the investigation, is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, and reference file #22017163.

Lethbridge Police Service

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