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Police seek assistance locating discarded firearm in city’s west-end

For Immediate Release:02-Jan-2018 @ 2:57 PM
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The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a long-barrelled firearm, believed to have been discarded in the La Perle neighborhood overnight.

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at approximately 12:15 a.m., it was reported to police that a male broke into a vehicle in the area of 96 Avenue and 180 Street (La Perle neighborhood). Upon gaining entry, the registered owner witnessed the male suspect inside her vehicle. The owner then allegedly locked the doors remotely, thus confining the male suspect to the vehicle. 

 

To escape the vehicle, it is alleged the male suspect discharged a long-barrelled firearm, shattering the vehicle’s windows and striking a nearby residence. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and was apprehended a block away. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

 

“We have assembled a search team in the area in efforts to recover the long-barrelled firearm which we believe was discarded in the area of 96 Avenue and 180 Street,” says Staff Sergeant Colin Leathem with West Division’s Criminal Investigation Section. “We are asking residents who live in the La Perle neighborhood to check their properties thoroughly and contact us if they locate the firearm.”

 

Charges are pending against the 32-year-old male suspect in relation to this incident.

 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the long-barrelled firearm is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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