Lethbridge man gets six months for SCS paintball shooting
This is the white pick-up truck police say was involved in the drive-by paintball shooting August 24th. Photo credit to Lethbridge Police Service
A Lethbridge man has pleaded guilty to his involvement a recent drive-by paintball shooting outside the city’s Supervised Consumption Site (SCS).
The incident happened late last month in which an SCS staff member was hit several times with paintballs and others were narrowly missed.
29 year old Jesse Bulman pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 19) in Lethbridge Provincial Court to three counts of assault with a weapon and was sentenced to six months in jail.
Two other charges were dropped.
Bulman fired a number of paintballs from a moving pick-up truck during the early morning hours of August 24th.
Court heard Bulman had become increasingly frustrated with being the victim of property crimes and believed those crimes are linked to the massive fallout of property crimes caused by users of the SCS.
Court was also told Bulman takes full responsibility for what happened and after he was finished his interview with Lethbridge Police, he wrote an apology letter to the staff at ARCHES who were impacted by the paintball shooting.
He was given credit for the time he’s already spent behind bars since his arrest and now has four-and-a-half months left to serve.
Once Bulman is released, he’ll be on probation for one year.