Blackfalds RCMP alerted to report of shots fired, arrests made in Red Deer

  • Aug. 12, 2016 7:31 p.m.

At 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Blackfalds RCMP were alerted to an active situation where a civilian reported that he was following two male suspects in a truck, and they had shot at him.

The incident began west of Red Deer in rural Blackfalds, then through Burnt Lake Industrial Area and came to conclusion by police arrests just inside the City of Red Deer in the Golden West area.

Blackfalds RCMP responded with the immediate assistance of Sylvan Lake and Red Deer City RCMP members.

They located the suspect vehicle at which time the suspects stopped the vehicle they were in and fled on foot.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. the RCMP apprehended the two male suspects and effected an arrest with no further incident.

The firearm that is alleged to have been used in this incident was recovered and seized by the RCMP.

The Ford F150 truck that the males were in was determined to be a stolen vehicle.

No other suspects are being sought in this occurrence. The civilian who reported this to the police suffered minor injuries.

The Blackfalds RCMP are investigating this incident with the assistance of Police Dog Services, Forensic Identification Section and Red Deer City RCMP. This investigation is in its very preliminary stages and limited information is available.

The public, for their own safety, are reminded to refrain from following vehicles or persons believed to have been involved in criminal activity but instead, call 911 for police assistance.

If you have information about this investigation, call the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3333 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at or by SMS.


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