A 21-year-old was arrested and remains in custody after a police chase Outside Prince Albert, Sask. During a police chase on the evening of February 16, 2023, the driver allegedly fired at least one shot at police.
According to Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS), it all started when police responded to the unit block of 28th Street East to a report that a man and woman were threatened with firearms by two suspects.
“The suspects allegedly stopped their vehicle in a parking lot and pointed firearms man and woman on the 28th before fleeing eastth Street,” according to police.
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“Approximately 10 minutes later, police located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop in the 500 block of 13th Street East. However, the driver ignored police warnings to stop and drove north away from the city at high speed.
The PAPS said that due to the serious nature of the incident and reports of threats involving firearms, officers followed the vehicle out of town. It was then that at least one gunshot was fired at the police.
“The sole occupant of the vehicle was safely taken into custody at the scene, along Highway 693,” police said.
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“After further investigation, the police recovered live and spent rounds of ammunition and a long-barreled rifle. Further investigation revealed a sawed-off rifle in a nearby ditch.
PAPS said the vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of 15th Street East in the morning of February 14, 2023.
The accused is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident and is in custody. He is to have his first court appearance on Tuesday.
Members of the PAPS Canine and Forensic Identification Section assisted with the RCMP in this investigation. Police investigation continues.
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