Maskwacis Alberta Attempted Murder

Maskwacis, Alberta - Maskwacis RCMP officers are presently investigating the attempted murder of a 20 year old male.

  • Aug. 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.
WANTED BY POLICE - Maskwacis RCMP have obtained a Canada wide arrest warrant for Mitchell Tyler Potts

WANTED BY POLICE - Maskwacis RCMP have obtained a Canada wide arrest warrant for Mitchell Tyler Potts

UPDATE:

On August 14th at approximately 900 pm, Mitchell Potts was located and arrested by Ponoka RCMP in the town of Ponoka. A 22 caliber rifle believed to have been used in the original incident was recovered by Maskwacis RCMP at a separate location.

Potts has been charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and ten Weapons Offences.

Potts has not spoken to bail and is being held in custody to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on August 20th.

The victim in the shooting has been released from hospital.

Original story:

Maskwacis, Alberta – Maskwacis RCMP officers are presently investigating the attempted murder of a 20 year old male.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on August 8th, 2015, Maskwacis RCMP and EMS attended the Samson Rodeo Grounds on the Samson Indian Reserve for a complaint of a male who had been shot.  The male was transported by ground ambulance to an Edmonton area hospital in serious condition.  The male’s condition has now been updated to stable condition.

As a result of the investigation, the Maskwacis RCMP have obtained a Canada wide arrest warrant for Mitchell Tyler Potts, 29 years old of Maskwacis, Alberta.  Mitchell Potts has been charged with Attempted Murder using a firearm, Aggravated Assault, Numerous firearms/weapons offences and breaching of a firearms prohibition.

The Maskwacis RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public with this matter in identifying any further witnesses to this incident. The Maskwacis RCMP are also seeking information on the current whereabouts of Mitchell Potts.  Mitchell Potts is considered armed and dangerous. Members of the public are advised not to approach him and to call their local police agency with the information.

If you have information regarding this or any other incidents please call the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-T.l.P.S (8477).