Man charged with attempted murder after shooting incident in Grande Prairie

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — A 22 year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in addition to a string of firearms-related offences after allegedly shooting at a City of Grande Prairie employee over the weekend.

The Grande Prairie RCMP were called out to a report of shots fired at the intersection of 100th Street and 84th Avenue at around 12:20 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a collision had occurred between a vehicle and a grader.

After the crash, the male driver of the vehicle got out and fired several shots at the grader before fleeing on foot. The driver of the grader was not injured by gunfire, but did end of suffering minor injuries from the collision and was transported to a local hospital.

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The RCMP called on Police Dog Services to attempt to track down the suspect, but were unsuccessful. However, officers later apprehended the man at a home in Grande Prairie at around 3:30 that same afternoon.

22 year-old Dakota Jackson Grey was arrested in connection with the incident. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant in Edmonton. Grey has been charged with 10 offences, including attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, having a firearm in a vehicle, and two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order. Grey remains in custody, and is due to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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