Man charged in Riverside Meadows shooting going to trial

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
March 12, 2018 - 4:18pm

A man charged after shots were fired in Riverside Meadows earlier this year is going to trial.

Kareem Lujmea Cummings, 25, appeared in Red Deer court on Monday to speak to several charges relating to the incident late on the night of January 18. Those charges include wound with intent with a firearm, possess loaded restricted firearm, careless use of a firearm, possess handgun for dangerous purpose, carry concealed weapon, mischief under $5,000 (four counts), and fail to comply with conditions.

The incident took place late in the evening on Jan. 18 at an apartment building at 59 Street and 55 Avenue. Several units, nearby residences and vehicles were damaged by bullets but police say no innocent bystanders were injured.

A man and woman taken into custody during the initial investigation were later released.

Cummings pleaded not guilty and elected to be tried by judge alone. The trial has been scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 5.

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