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Update 3: Charges laid against 4 people – Drayton Valley RCMP on scene at firearms incident

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UPDATE #3

July 30, 2020

Drayton Valley RCMP on scene at firearms incident – charges laid

Moon Lake, Alta – Following an incident on July 28 that saw a pursuit, a vehicle fire, and the deployment of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, charges have been laid against four accused subjects.

At 8:32 a.m., Drayton Valley RCMP were dispatched to a home invasion which had just occurred.  The suspects fled the house prior to police arrival.

The suspect vehicle was initially spotted on Highway 759 by an Alberta Sheriff, but an attempt to stop it was not successful. The vehicle continued to flee. The vehicle was spotted by a homeowner on Range Road 72 near Highway 624. The vehicle fled that property and was located by members in a field off of Range Road 73 near Moon Lake Hall. The RCMP set up containment when the vehicle was spotted on a field. The vehicle caught fire in the field, and the attending RCMP members contained the area.

Neighbouring detachments of Evansburg, Mayerthorpe and Parkland all provided assistance with the containment.  Supporting units, including Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team and Air Services were all engaged.

Two males were located initially at a residence near Highway 22.  The other two subjects were located as a result of a tip from the member of the public.

Three of the accused were treated and released at a local hospital as a result of injuries believed to have been sustained by jumping from the moving vehicle. No one else was injured during these incidents.

Shawn Victor Fleming (30), Stuart Kevin McMillan (19) and Dylan Alexander Andres (21) all of Edmonton are jointly facing numerous criminal code charges including; break and enter to a dwelling house, using a firearm while committing an indictable offence, possession of a prohibited weapon, et al.

Judicial Interim Hearings were held and all three accused remain in custody to attend court on August 4 in Drayton Valley.

A 38-year-old female from Edmonton is also facing charges which have not been sworn in court yet.

Information received led investigators to a location where two firearms were recovered.

The public assistance received by the RCMP was very appreciated throughout this incident.

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UPDATE #2

July 28, 2020

Drayton Valley RCMP on scene at firearms incident – All suspects in custody

Moon Lake, Alta. – Thanks to a public tip, the male and female suspects have been arrested without incident, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team.

Residents in the area are free to leave their homes, and the public is thanked for their assistance during this unfolding incident.

The investigation remains ongoing.  A further update by the RCMP is not anticipated until tomorrow morning. This allows the RCMP an opportunity to conduct their investigation which includes determining the nature of the incident and gathering facts.


UPDATE #1

July 28, 2020

Drayton Valley RCMP on scene at firearms incident – Two in custody

Moon Lake, Alta – Two males have been taken into custody by the RCMP and two suspects remain at large in the Moon Lake Hall area.

Following a home invasion resulting in a stolen vehicle, reported at 8:32 this morning, the RCMP continue to search for a male and a female suspect.  They are believed to be armed and should be considered dangerous.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team has been deployed to assist in their capture.

Further updates will be provided when available  


Background – Drayton Valley RCMP on scene at firearms incident

Moon Lake, Alta. – The Drayton Valley RCMP currently have a field contained in the Moon Lake Hall area, north of Drayton Valley, near Township Road 520 and Highway 22.  All area residents are asked to remain in their homes and shelter in place.

An unfolding incident involving firearms is actively occurring.  The police have suspects contained in an area.  This is a dynamic situation and an update will be provided when available.

 

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