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.


Just Posted

Counterfeit gold is on the rise in Red Deer

Shoppers being charged up to $500 for fake gold

Two-vehicle collision involved stolen vehicle in Red Deer

One driver transported to hospital, one arrested

WATCH: Food Truck Fridays are back in full swing

Red Deerians enjoy a variety of different foods

RDC introduces Justice Studies diploma to fill community gap

Forty students will begin studies in Fall 2018

WATCH: Alix holds 2nd annual Icebreaker Roughstock

Many come out to see some intense rodeo action

Federal leaders trade barbs about India trip at press gallery dinner

Justin Trudeau’s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs

WestJet pilot strike averted as parties agree to mediation

Pilots had warned they could go on strike starting May 19

CP rail workers give strike notice

Employees could walk out as early as Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT

Vote points to abortion being legalized in Ireland

Voters asked whether to keep or repeal Eighth Amendment to Roman Catholic Ireland’s Constitution

Canadian soccer officials talk up World Cup bid at Champions League final

Current bid calls for 2026 World Cup games to be staged in the U.S., Canada and Mexico

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West

Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich

Most Read