Dauphin RCMP arrest youth who discharged firearm

Dauphin, Manitoba – On April 20, 2023, at 1:35 am, Dauphin RCMP were attempting to locate a 15-year-old male youth who was wanted by police and believed to be in possession of a firearm.

It was at this time that officers, who were driving an unmarked police vehicle, observed the suspect, along with a 19-year-old male, exit a residence located on 5th Avenue NE in Dauphin.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

The suspects, who were walking towards a parked vehicle, observed the unmarked police vehicle approaching and as it did, they turned around to walk the other way.

The suspects continued walking and then began to run. As the unmarked vehicle approached, the 15-year-old pulled out a firearm, while running, and shot at the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The suspects fled to their residence and barricaded themselves inside.

Officers surrounded the home and provided containment until the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) arrived and entered the home, where 5 suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The scene is currently being held as officers draft up a search warrant to legally enter and search the premise.

The suspects currently remain in police custody.

Dauphin RCMP continue to investigate.

Dauphin RCMP

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