Grimshaw, Alberta – On Nov. 6th, 2016 at approximately 9:30pm, Peace Regional RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in the town of Grimshaw. Members attended and found that an armed confrontation had occurred between 3 unknown suspects and the home owner.
The suspects gained entrance to the residence where an altercation took place. A firearm was discharged and the homeowner was assaulted before the suspects then fled the area in a black vehicle. The 35-year-old victim, and 4 children where in the residence at the time of the event. None of the children were injured during the confrontation. The victim was taken via EMS to hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
Members with the assistance from neighbouring RCMP detachments made extensive patrols of the area but the vehicle and suspects were not located. The Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and Police Dog Services (PDS) are assisting the investigation.
Police believe this was not a random act and there is no danger to the public. As the investigation is ongoing no additional details will be provided at this time.
Peace Regional RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6677 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).