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Male wanted for attempted murder in Prince Albert arrested in SE Sask

A person wanted out of Prince Albert was arrested by Carlyle and Moosomin RCMP on Thursday.
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The Carlyle and Moosomin RCMP arrested a male wanted in Prince Albert.

WAWOTA - Officers with the Carlyle and Moosomin RCMP have arrested a male who was wanted on charges out of Prince Albert.

According to the Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS), on Nov. 23 at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Carlyle and Moosomin RCMP initiated a traffic stop on a red GMC truck in Wawota. The PAPS says the truck was confirmed to be the suspect vehicle involved in a shooting and motor vehicle collision in Prince Albert on Nov. 19. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene.

The RCMP arrested the 18-year-old male occupant in the suspect truck for attempted murder. The suspect truck has been seized as part of the ongoing investigation.

The initial incident occurred in the 1000-block of 22nd Street East on Nov. 19. The PAPS said a firearm was discharged from the suspect vehicle that resulted in an injury to the driver of the first vehicle. This injury caused the driver to lose control, resulting in the collision.

The PAPS said there is evidence that shows the victim and suspects are known to each other and this was not a random act. According to the PAPS, occupants of the suspect vehicle and victim vehicle were involved in an interaction at a Prince Albert skateboard park at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, moments before the collision. 

Five people were transported to Victoria Hospital with various injuries. The 22-year-old driver of the vehicle, has since been transported to hospital in Regina with serious injuries. He remains in hospital. 

The Prince Albert Police Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Unit continue to investigate. Additional updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

The Prince Albert Police Service said it does not believe there is a danger to public safety, and it thanks the Carlyle and Moosomin RCMP for their assistance. will have more details as they become available. 


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