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Coaldale RCMP investigate firearms complaint

Posted on 29 May 2023 by Ryan Dahlman

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On May 26, at 4:40 p.m., Coaldale RCMP responded to a report of a male with a handgun shooting at a residence in Coaldale. The male was reported to have left the area and was heading towards Lethbridge. While on Highway 3, the same male was reported to have shot at a vehicle beside him while travelling at highway speeds.

Officers located the suspect at Highway 3 and 43 Street in Lethbridge, where he was arrested by Coaldale RCMP, with the assistance of Lethbridge Police Services. A pistol was located in the vehicle and was determined to be a Winchester BB gun replica of a 1911 pistol.

Danial Ferguson (37), a resident of Coaldale, has been charged with the following offences:

• Pointing a firearm (x2)

• Discharging a firearm with intent (x2)

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

• Mischief (x2)

Ferguson was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was remanded for Alberta Court of Justice in Lethbridge on May 29.  

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