LETHBRIDGE, AB – A 27 year old Lethbridge man is facing a list of charges after a police officer heard someone fire off a shot from a gun.
The officer was responding to a car crash on 7th Avenue South on Monday afternoon (Sept. 20) when he heard, what he thought was a rifle shot.
Witnesses in the area confirmed a man fired off a round and then left the area on foot. Police went to a nearby school just to make sure students and staff were safe.
Officers quickly found the suspect and placed him under arrest. A firearm was also recovered.
LPS say the man was involved in a confrontation with a person he knew. It’s believed the suspect fired a shot in the direction of a vehicle leaving the area, however no round has been recovered.
Rauiri McGinnity is accused of several offences including careless use of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm with intent to injure.
As of Tuesday afternoon, he remains in jail awaiting a court appearance.