File Photo.

UPDATED: Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to oil field theft report in Eckville, shot fired

The male suspect was found with a sledgehammer and bear spray in the his car on April 6

UPDATED:

Sylvan Lake RCMP shot a suspect at the scene of a possible oil field property theft in Eckville.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 6 an RCMP officer responded to a location at 54th Avenue near a strip of businesses on the north side of Eckville.

At the location the officer found four vehicles and found a man who appeared to be asleep in a Ford F250 truck.

The officer also saw a sledgehammer and large can of bear spray on the front seat.

The officer checked the licence plate number, which came back registered to a different vehicle.

The officer then placed out a spike belt before returning to his police vehicle to wait for back up.

While waiting for assistance to arrive a confrontation occurred with the male suspect resulting in the officer firing his service pistol.

The man sustained a single gunshot wound which resulted in serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The officer was uninjured.

He was treated on scene by EMS before being transported and admitted to hospital.

The Ford F250 was stolen from Saskatoon approximately five days earlier. The licence plate on the truck was also stolen.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is continuing the investigation.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ponoka wilderness survivalist takes on ‘Alone: The Beast’

Show premieres Feb. 13, episode featuring Edwards airs Feb. 20

Alberta RCMP play cupid with #VehicleValentines

Twice a week valentines will be sent from the Alberta RCMP social media accounts

Sylvan Lake swimmer nabs Olympic Trial time

Matthew Gauthier, 20, reached a qualifying time in the 50 metre breast stroke earlier this month

Town of Sylvan Lake approves purchase of ammonia transfer system

The Ammonia Transfer System will help to prevent a situation like the one in Fernie, says Town staff

Part of 50th Street in Sylvan Lake closed due to accident

An accident involving a power pole will keep the street closed until around 10:30 p.m.

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove

VW sedan may be linked to Wetaskiwin gun incident

Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Armed theft resulted in two subjects facing multiple charges

Federal emergency group meets on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Most Read