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Maskwacis man arrested after shots fired near school

24-year-old facing several weapons and assault charges following Wetaskiwin incident

A man from Maskwacis is in custody after being arrested in relation to shots being fired in Wetaskwin last month.

Bryatt Threefinger, 23, is charged with a number of weapons offences including robbery with a firearm, careless use of a firearm, assault, discharge of firearm with intent, resisting arrest, assualt of a police officer and possession of a firearm while prohibited.

Back on Feb. 28 around 1:30 p.m. near Queen Elizabeth School in Wetaskiwin, RCMP responded to calls that shots were fired.

After officers arrived, a suspect was located near the school with witnessed positively identifying the suspect as the shooter.

The investigation revealed the suspect had a physical altercation with another man, who he then robbed and fired a shot toward as the other man tried to leave. The man was not injured.

The suspect then allegedly entered a nearby residence, pointed the gun at a female and then assaulted and choked her, leaving her with minor injuries.

Police were able to arrest the suspect and seized a semi-automatic SKS rifle.

Threefinger has been denied bail and remains in custody until his appearance in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on March. 24

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