Submitted by Maskwacis RCMP
Maskwacis RCMP have charged 22 year old Brandon Simon of Maskwacis, Alberta, with 2 counts of pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of a firearm while unauthorized, careless use of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm that was obtained by the commission of an offence, possession of a firearm while prohibited, 2 counts of discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life, 2 counts of failing to comply with a probation order, and uttering threats. Brandon Simon has been remanded into custody and will appear on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 09:30 a.m. at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.
On the morning of Friday, June 17, 2016, at approximately 3:30 am, Maskwacis RCMP responded to a 911 call of an intoxicated male with a firearm.
When police arrived at the residence in question, shots were fired from the home in the direction of the police. The scene was contained immediately and the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) from Edmonton, as well as RCMP’s Police Dog Services (PDS) attended the location to assist members of the Maskwacis RCMP detachment with the incident. In addition, members from the Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment and RCMP Air Services provided assistance to the investigation.
Police had continuous contact with the male suspect and at approximately 9:15 a.m., the man exited the residence with a loaded firearm and was apprehended by the ERT team. The firearm was seized safely and no one was injured.
A short time later, at approximately 10:00 a.m., two other males were apprehended by police and taken into custody without anyone sustaining injury. The police investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
No additional information is available at this time, however, media updates will be provided when new details are available.