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UPDATE: RCMP investigating attempted murder on Blood Reserve

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UPDATE: RCMP say Kyle Lewis Crow Chief was arrested Monday, without incident, in Edmonton. The investigation into the attempted murder continues by the RCMP Major Crimes Unit. No further update is currently available.


RCMP Major Crimes is looking for a man wanted in connection to a weekend shooting on the Blood Reserve.

Early Saturday morning (Dec. 7) Blood Tribe Police responded to a call that a man was allegedly shot with a firearm.

The injured 41 year old was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Calgary with life threatening injuries. The suspect fled the area.

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RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken lead on the investigation with the assistance of the Blood Tribe Police Service and Lethbridge Forensic Identification Section.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 29 year old Kyle Lewis Crow Chief who is believed to be involved in this incident. He is facing a charge of attempted murder and police are seeking public assistance to locate him. He is currently at large with his whereabouts unknown.

Crow Chief is described as:

* Indigenous
* 6’0” tall / 150 lbs
* Brown hair/brown eyes – long hair, past his shoulders
* Last seen wearing a black Helly Hansen windbreaker, dark jeans, always wearing a hat
* Crow Chief was last known to be driving a 2018 black Jeep Compass with Alberta license plate BVD9815 and is believed to be in possession of a firearm.

If you see Kyle Lewis Crow Chief or know his whereabouts, please do not confront him.  Please contact the Blood Tribe Police Service.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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