Four men have been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a shooting and stabbing in Maskwacis.
The incident occurred Saturday night at about 9 p.m. on the townsite in the Samson Cree Nation. Police found two victims, one who had been shot in the back while the other was stabbed. Both suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries, say police.
“Witnesses directed officers to the four accused, who were taken into custody within minutes of the first 911 call,” say police. “A loaded, sawed-off .22 caliber rifle and a knife were seized from the scene.”
Following further investigation by the Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU) and Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section (GIS) resulted in the four men being charged.
Derek Cattleman, 28, of Calgary plus three Maskwacis residents: Ernest Nepoose, 38, Ivor Nepoose, 29 and Jarret Cabry, 43, were all charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.
“Each of the accused face additional charges related to the possession of weapons. All four were remanded in custody for court in Wetaskiwin on Tuesday, May 1.”