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Stettler man charged with murdering his father


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From the RCMP Major Crimes Unit

RCMP Major Crimes Unit lays charges in Stettler death

The RCMP have laid charges against one male following a criminal death that occurred on Jan. 15, 2020 in Stettler.

At 2:55 p.m. on Jan. 15 the Stettler RCMP responded to a call of a deceased male at a residence.  The responding members determined that the death was suspicious and took an adult male into custody without issue. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit was deployed.

This morning, an autopsy was conducted in Calgary.  The cause of death was attributed to multiple blunt and sharp force trauma.

Nicholas Climb Johnson (32) of Stettler is charged with second degree murder in the death of his father, Barrie Douglas Johnson.  He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Settler on Jan. 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Information about the nature of this incident will not be made available.  It is now a matter of court record.


Update2: Vehicle found- suspects at large – Red Deer RCMP respond to shooting at Parkland Mall – Looking for vehicle stolen from Blackfalds

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June 29, 2020

Red Deer RCMP respond to shooting – Update #2 6:45 PM

Red Deer, Alta. – The vehicle connected to this morning’s shooting at Parkland Mall has been located in Calgary and was seized by Calgary Police Service. The suspects remain at large.16

More information to come.

Update Monday 3:41 PM

Red Deer RCMP respond to shooting – Update #1

Red Deer RCMP continue to search for the vehicle and suspects connected to this morning’s shooting at Parkland Mall.

RCMP believe this vehicle was stolen out of Blackfalds on June 25, and police would like to clarify that it is a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, white with black rims and tinted windows and tail lights. Another photo is attached.

The shooting appears to be targeted and was not random.

Red Deer RCMP respond to shooting

Red Deer, Alta. – At 11:32 a.m. this morning, Red Deer RCMP responded to a shooting that happened outside Parkland Mall.

One male was injured and was transported to hospital.

RCMP are looking for the suspects who are believed to be driving a stolen 2016 white Jeep Cherokee with black rims. Photo included. There appears to be three or four males in the vehicle.

If you see this vehicle you are asked to call 9-1-1.



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Suspect arrested with loaded shotgun and meth in East Red Deer

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Red Deer RCMP charge male with possession and firearms related charges

Early Thursday morning, Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged a male with numerous possession and firearms related charges.

Shortly after midnight on June 18, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted at the Easthill shopping complex after it had fled from police on June 17. When police arrived at the shopping complex, the male driver fled on foot. Police pursued on foot and apprehended the male who was found to be in possession of a loaded shotgun, ammunition and illicit drugs (methamphetamine and cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking. During the foot pursuit, one member of the Red Deer RCMP sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. The male suspect was not injured.

33 year old Kyle Harstad of Sylvan Lake is in custody and faces the following charges:

  • Two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of the proceeds of crime
  • Three firearms related charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Three counts of breach of release
  • Two counts of resisting arrest

If you have any information in relation to this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.



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