Mounties charged one man and issued an attempted murder warrant against another after a shooting at Ermineskin First Nation that left two women with life-threatening injuries.
On August 20, at approximately 3 am, the Maskwacis RCMP responded to the shooting in the First Nation, and early reports indicated that there were several shots fired and a vehicle fled the scene. When the police arrived, they found the two wounded women who were taken to the hospital.
The RCMP identified two suspects in the shooting, and one has since been charged.
Jerry Johnson, 20, of Maskwacis, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and failure to comply with a release order.
Johnson was released on multiple conditions bail and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on October 12.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the second suspect, Shayden Rain, 20, of Maskwacis. Rain is charged and wanted on two counts of attempted murder with a firearm, two counts of intentionally firing a firearm, two counts of pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and using a firearm. fire in the commission of a crime.
Rain is described as being five feet five inches tall, 119 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. It is believed to be in the Maskwacis or Wetaskiwin area.
The police consider Rain to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If detected, the public is asked to call 911 immediately.