UPDATE: 10 arrested in Airdrie after police investigate a “Shots Fired” Complaint
Monday, May 14 UPDATE
Airdrie, Alberta – The Airdrie RCMP’s General Investigative Section has been working continuously since last night’s shooting in Kings Heights and has been able to gather and release new details.
The Airdrie RCMP have learned that the intended victim in the shooting was targeted. There is no further risk to the public. All parties involved in the matter reside in Calgary and are not believed to be associated to any gangs. Seven of the 10 persons arrested are youths and all parties are known to each other. The persons involved in the shooting had previously been at a house party within the community of Ravenswood.
On May 12, 2018 at approximately 10:45 pm, four shots were fired from point blank range at a black Lincoln SUV parked along Kingsmere Cove in Airdrie. The Lincoln SUV immediately took off from the area and headed northbound through Airdrie towards Highland Park Boulevard with the suspect vehicle, a white Mercedes SUV, giving chase. Airdrie RCMP officers, responding to the complaint of shots fired, were able to locate both vehicles and corner them on Highland Park Boulevard. A high risk vehicle arrest was executed on both vehicles resulting in the arrest of 10 persons.
Other RCMP resources including; the RCMP Police Dog Services, the Special Tactical Operations unit, and the Calgary RCMP Forensic Identification were deployed last night to assist with the investigation. A loaded firearm was located in a ditch not far from where the vehicles were stopped by Police. The firearm, a handgun, is believed to have been used in the shooting.
18-year-old Jaskaran Singh Sidhu of Calgary has been charged with six firearms offences including: discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, or disfigure and careless use of a firearm.
Sidhu was released from custody by the Court on a cash Recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Airdrie on June 14, 2018.
If you have information about this incident or can identify the person of interest, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
Airdrie, Alberta– The Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating a matter involving multiple gun shots being fired in the Kings Heights Community of Airdrie.
On May 12, 2018 at approximately 10:45 pm, Airdrie RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of multiple shots being fired in the area of Kingsmere Cove involving a black Lincoln SUV and a white Mercedes SUV.
Airdrie RCMP officers quickly located the suspect vehicles chasing one another and cornered them on Highland Park Boulevard near the Cam Clark Ford dealership. A high risk vehicle arrest was conducted and 10 persons were arrested without incident. One person had sustained minor injuries but, was treated on scene.
RCMP Police Dog Services and Special Tactical Operations were deployed to assist with the recovery of any possible firearms. A grid search was conducted in the area of Highland Park Boulevard and a loaded firearm was located and seized by Police. The Airdrie RCMP General Investigations Section and RCMP Forensic Identification Section are also on scene assisting with the investigation.
The matter is still under investigation and an update will be provided by Airdrie RCMP when further information is learned.
Police investigating how shooter got firearm after autopsy and balistic analysis
News release from the Edmonton Police Service
Autopsy on shooter, ballistic analysis complete in line of duty deaths
An autopsy on the shooter and ballistic analysis of the firearm have been completed in the Mar. 16, 2023 EPS line of duty deaths.
The Edmonton Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Mar. 22, 2023, and confirmed that the 16-year-old male shooter’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head consistent with being self-inflicted.
“We recognize that there is intense public interest in this investigation,” says EPS Deputy Chief Devin Laforce. “At this time, our priorities need to be the integrity of ongoing investigations, including the origin of the firearm, as well as the safety and privacy of all the families affected by this tragedy. For these reasons, we are not releasing or confirming the name of the deceased.”
A bullet casing recovered from the scene of a Mar. 12, 2023 shooting at a nearby restaurant in the area of 133 Street and 114 Avenue has been forensically matched to the firearm that was recovered at the 132 Street and 114 Avenue apartment, where Constable Brett Ryan and Constable Travis Jordan were fatally shot on Mar. 16, 2023.
Investigators believe the suspect in the Mar. 12 shooting to be the same 16-year-old male responsible for the deaths of the two EPS members, although this has yet to be confirmed. Detectives are also working to trace the origins of the firearm and how it came to be in the youth’s possession.
At this time, investigators continue to believe that the youth’s parents, police dispatch and Constables Ryan and Jordan had no information to suggest there was a firearm in the home when the family dispute call for service was made on Mar. 16.
“Both events have been served by robust investigations that have followed all lines of inquiry,” says Deputy Chief Devin Laforce. “All tips and other investigative avenues were pursued exhaustively by the investigating teams.”
The male shot on Mar. 12 in the restaurant remains in hospital in critical but stable condition, and the youth’s mother who was shot on Mar. 16 remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
Search of four Edmonton homes results in Cocaine and Meth bust
News release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)
Cocaine seized after four Edmonton homes searched
More than two kilograms of cocaine, cash, and four vehicles have been seized following an ALERT Edmonton investigation into cocaine trafficking.
The investigation began in October 2022. Police were able to identify four homes and four vehicles linked to the drug trafficking operation.
“Through the course of this five-month investigation, officers were able to identify several suspects, and seized several pieces of equipment which were being used to produce large, commercial-sized quantities of product. This tells us that this was a much bigger, sophisticated operation,” said Sgt. Jeff Woodliffe, ALERT Edmonton.
On February 23, 2023, police searched four homes and seized the following items as evidence:
- 2.6 kgs of cocaine;
- 28 grams of methamphetamine;
- 10 kgs of a cocaine buffing agent; and
- $11,000 in cash.
The investigation remains ongoing as investigators prepare reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.
The Edmonton Police Service assisted throughout the investigation.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.
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