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Redcliff man arrested after shots fired at police

Posted on 18 June 2023 by Ryan Dahlman


Charges have been laid against a Redcliff man after shots were fired at police. 

On June 16, RCMP were responding to an assault and theft at a property in Redcliff. At 7 p.m., officers located a suspect who resisted arrest and fired a gun at police. 

The suspect retreated into a camper on the property. Officers contained the area and the Emergency Response Team was dispatched.

Additional gun shots were herd coming from the trailer.

On June 17, at approximately 01:30 a.m. the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody. 

There were no injuries to the suspect or police.

As a result of investigation, RCMP have charged 32-year-old Redcliff resident, Jonathan Andrew Kearney, with:

·         Discharge firearm with intent

·         Discharge firearm while being reckless

·         Additional weapon/firearms offences (x12)

·         Resist arrest

·         Fail to comply with release conditions

·         Breach of Conditional Sentence Order

Kearny was taken before a Justice of the Peace and remanded in custody with his next court date set for June 20, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice at Medicine Hat.

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