On July 7, 2021 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Willow Park Estates in Leduc.
Further investigation revealed that a male was walking in the area when a confrontation ensued with two other adult males in a vehicle. It is believed a firearm was discharged and one of the victims in the vehicle suffered serious life threatening injuries.
He was transported via EMS to an Edmonton hospital and the suspect male that was walking then stole the vehicle and fled the area. No one else was injured.
Following extensive patrols the vehicle was not located in the area, however, several hours later Edmonton Police Services located the vehicle and the suspect male. The suspect was then arrested and transported into RCMP custody where he currently remains.
On July 12, 2021, Leduc RCMP have charged Isaac Joseph Raymond, 23, of Thorsby Alta., with 19 offences, some of which include:
• Aggravated assault;
• Using a firearm in the commission of an offence;
• Discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim or disfigure;
• Possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
• Failing to comply with a condition of a release order x7.
A firearm has been seized in relation to this incident. The accused was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Leduc Provincial Court on July 29, 2021.