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Lethbridge man faces four charges of attempted murder in weapons incident on weekend
Emergency crews responded to the 100 block of Heritage Blvd. for a ‘high risk’ incident at about 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:09AM MDT
Charges have been laid against a Lethbridge man after several shots were fired into a west side home on Sunday evening.
Police were called to a home on Heritage Blvd. at about 9:00 p.m. for reports of shots fired and set up a perimeter around a residence to search for a suspect.
Four people who were in the home at the time were able to get out safely and were not injured in the incident.
A search of the residence failed to turn up a suspect and officers were called to another location along Dalhousie Court a short time later.
The suspect left the area and police located the vehicle he used to used to flee the scene along Highway 2 and followed it until it pulled over near Granum.
The driver got out of the vehicle and was taken down by police after he refused to follow directions from officers.
The man was taken into custody and police recovered a rifle and ammunition from the vehicle following a search.
Police say it was a targeted incident and that the suspect and people in the home were known to each other.
Robert John Sheppard, 32, is charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count each of discharging a firearm into a place, resisting arrest, careless use, storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, assault, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm/weapon in a vehicle, possession of a firearm/weapon obtained by the commission of an offence and carrying a concealed weapon.
Sheppard remains in custody and will appear in court on the charges on Tuesday.