UPDATE: Suspect charged after Silver Crest Lodge incident
RCMP outside the Silver Crest Lodge on May 12, 2018, Kevin Smith, Facebook
UPDATE: RCMP say 28 year old Tyler Ness of Grande Prairie has been charged with 11 criminal offences. They include careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm while being reckless, and resisting a police officer. Ness appeared in court Monday morning.
Police also say they have found the Dodge Nitro and identified the people inside. The public has been thanked for their help.
A Grande Prairie man is facing charges after a shooting incident Saturday morning. RCMP were called to the parking lot of the Silver Crest Lodge around 7:30 a.m. having heard about a man with a gun.
Police say they found a man matching the description given, who was also believed to have smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle earlier. Witnesses told police he had also fired a single shot from a shotgun into a vehicle that he had reportedly stolen and drove to the motel. No injuries were reported.
Officers say the suspect was combative as they tried to take him into custody. He didn’t have any guns on him at the time.
Mounties are now trying to find the people who were inside the pictured vehicle. It’s believed to be a Dodge Nitro with damage to its rear and driver side windows.
An investigation into the series of events continues. RCMP have thanked the public for their tips.