ASIRT releases more details on Grande Prairie RCMP-involved shooting

By The Canadian Press
December 7, 2018 - 7:14am

GRANDE PRAIRIE- Alberta's police watchdog says a Mountie shot a man on Tuesday in Grande Prairie during an exchange of gunfire with two suspects after a pickup rammed an RCMP cruiser.

No police officers were hurt.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team investigators say the 21-year-old suspect who was shot was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Another man was also arrested and two sawed-off firearms were recovered.

Charges have now been laid as well.

Raymond Andrew Rodtka, 21, of Grande Prairie faces the following charges:

·       Attempted murder x 2
        Careless use of a firearm
·       Pointing a firearm x 2
        Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
        Unauthorized possession of a firearm
        Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
        Discharging a firearm with intent x 2
        Flight from a peace officer
        Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
        Assault with a weapon
        Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
        Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
        Mischief Over $5,000

Kevin Daniel Turner, 30, of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:

        Unauthorized possession of a firearm
        Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

ASIRT investigators say they will focus on the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting and whether police conduct was lawful.

(The Canadian Press) 

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