Red Deer RCMP have charged a 21-year-old man after two windows at its downtown detachment were shot at by a passing vehicle Monday.
RCMP said Tuesday Cory Daniel Picard of Red Deer was charged with using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief/damage to property over $5,000 and uttering threats.
The charges come after Picard was found to be in possession of a BB gun.
The incident began at around 3:15 p.m. Monday when RCMP received a call about occupants of a maroon-coloured truck shooting at streets signs in the Normandeau area. A second call to police at around 3:30 p.m. alerted officers to the location of the truck, in the area of the downtown RCMP detachment.
Mounties caught the suspects in the Bower neighbourhood of Red Deer shortly after the incident and said four people, including Picard, were taken into police custody.
The other three people, two women and one man, were not charged.
A window is damaged at the downtown Red Deer RCMP detachment after police say the building was shot at on Monday, March 14, 2016. Nathan Luit/ Global News
A window is damaged at the downtown Red Deer RCMP detachment after police say the building was shot at on Monday, March 14, 2016.
Nathan Luit/ Global News
No injuries were reported and RCMP said the windows’ protective coating kept them from shattering, although they said two windows were clearly damaged.
The detachment was closed after the incident until Tuesday morning.
Picard was taken into custody and had his first court appearance Tuesday morning.