Medicine Hat, Alberta – On January 7, 2023, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to a weapons complaint at a motel located in the southwest area of the city.
Information received indicated that a domestic related altercation had occurred involving a firearm. After ensuring the female victim was safely removed from the area officers set up containment and with the assistance of MHPS negotiators, the male suspect was safely apprehended.
The MHPS Criminal Investigation Section completed further investigation and a search of the room resulted in a rifle, ammunition and replica firearm being located.
As a result of the investigation, Brian Christopher Aske, 44-year-old Medicine Hat male, has been charged with the following offences;
Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public,
Unauthorized possession of a firearm,
Alter/deface/remove a firearm serial number,
Breach of a firearm prohibition,
Breach of an ammunition prohibition,
Careless storage of a firearm,
Knowingly possess a firearm without a licence,
Fail to comply with a release order,
Fail to comply with an undertaking x 2
Aske was held for a judicial interim release hearing and held in custody until his next court appearance in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on January 10, 2023.
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