Two RCMP Officers Shot this Morning in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada (Update: Officers ID’d as Constables Derek Walter Bond & David Matthew Wynn)(Suspect Shawn Rehn Dead)(Update: Charged with over 100 Offences Dating Back to 1994)
TWO CANADIAN POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA …
Two police officers have been shot in the early morning hours of Saturday at the Apex Casino during an investigation of a stolen vehicle in St. Albert, Alberta. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, last seen wearing a two-toned blue jacket and jeans. The two officers were shot sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Both officers are being treated in the hospital, one is in a “grave condition,” while the other is in a “serious condition.” The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The RMCP is asking public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course.
Two uniformed members of the RCMP were injured during an investigation in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 17, 2015. The members were shot during their interaction with a civilian in southeast St. Albert.
The officers, who have endured significant injuries, were struck by gunfire and are now being treated in hospital. The names of the officers will not be released at this time. We are unable to give any further detail at this point as the shootings remain the subject of an active investigation.
The suspect fled the scene. Police efforts to locate him are ongoing. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course. The public should not approach the suspect and should call 911 if they believe they have information pertaining to this event.
Police Press Conference: 2 RCMP Shot Critically near Edmonton, Alberta – Canada
The two RCMP officers seriously injured in a shooting inside a casino outside of Edmonton have been identified as Aux. Const. Derek Walter Bond, 49, and Const. David Matthew Wynn, 42.
The officers were shot around 3 a.m. MT Saturday while confronting a suspect about a stolen vehicle found near the casino in St. Albert, Alta. The shooter, who fled the scene, was found dead later Saturday.
Bond is listed in serious but stable condition. Wynn, a six-year veteran of the force, is in “very grave” condition, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand.
“Is his survival at stake? Absolutely,” Degrand said. “[He is] certainly in a life-threatening state right now.”
UPDATE II: Suspect who shot 2 Canadian police found dead.
The search for a suspect accused of opening fire on two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers has ended.
Police said they have located the suspect dead, and there is no longer any threat to the public.
The suspect in the shootings of two Canadian police officers in an Alberta casino on Saturday was found dead after being tracked to an unoccupied home, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
The RCMP said the suspect’s body was found when they entered the residence in a rural area east of St. Albert, Alberta. The police did not disclose the cause of death but said they did not speak with the suspect or fire their weapons during their efforts to arrest him there.
Suspect – Shawn Rehn
UPDATE IV: Suspect Shawn Rehn had lengthy criminal record.
The man police say shot two RCMP officers outside Edmonton on the weekend was charged with over 100 offences dating back to 1994, CBC News has learned.
Rehn’s criminal history dates back to at least 1994, according to court documents.
Many of the charges include confrontations with police officers. He was last charged with evading police, dangerous arrest and failure to stop a vehicle in October 2014. Before that, he was set to appear in court twice in November for a number of charges, including resisting a police officer and using an imitation firearm.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson described Rehn’s criminal history as a ‘labyrinth’ of charges and questioned why he was not in custody at the time of the shooting.