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Guns in the News: Man Faces Gun Charges

Posted by cgccanada on June 26, 2009

Edmonton Journal

June 26,2009

A 60-year-old man faces numerous firearms charges after he allegedly went home and grabbed a gun to settle an argument with his neighbour about noise. Around 11:30 p. m. Wednesday, the man and his neighbour got into a physical fight about loud music and an all-terrain vehicle. Tofield RCMP were called about the assault, but while officers were on the way they got another call that the man had “gone home and was loading the guns to settle the dispute himself,” according to a news release. RCMP surrounded the man’s house in a rural subdivision 10 kilometres northwest of Tofield. Police say the man fired his guns several times. “We have no idea what he was shooting at, all we know is we could hear the shots going off. We couldn’t tell where he was shooting from, what he was shooting at. It might have been us, we don’t know,” said Sgt. Jim Warren. No one was shot. The man came out of the house around 2:30 a. m., carrying a weapon. He was arrested by RCMP officers and was bitten by a police dog in the process. He was sent to hospital and released soon after, Warren said. The man now faces a number of driving and firearms offences. (…)


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