Maskwacis man charged, gun seized after shot fired on Montana First Nation

By Sheldon Spackman
February 12, 2018 - 3:06pm Updated: February 12, 2018 - 4:39pm

One man has been charged and a firearm seized following a shooting on the Montana First Nation last week.

Maskwacis RCMP say it happened around 10:47 a.m. on February 9 when an adult couple walking near the Montana Townsite were approached by a lone male in a vehicle.

Mounties say the suspect began speaking to the couple then allegedly pointed a gun at the woman. Her male companion then tried to push the gun away which resulted in a struggle and one shot being fired into the air.

Following the struggle, police say the driver of the vehicle fled while the male victim was treated by EMS on scene after sustaining minor injuries from the struggle, not the gunshot.

Shortly after the incident, RCMP arrested a 28-year-old man without incident and seized an SKS-style rifle in his possession.

Derek Feller of Maskwacis has been charged with seven counts including pointing a firearm and has been remanded in custody for an appearance in Wetaskiwing Provincial Court on February 13.

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