Mitchell Huber

Updated: Road rage shooting suspect arrested

Public warned not to approach suspect who fired gun in road rage incident in Red Deer on Aug. 17

A 23-year-old man accused of shooting at another vehicle in a road rage incident last week was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

RCMP said a suspect was taken into custody without incident after Blackfalds and Red Deer RCMP officers descended on a Blackfalds residence in a joint high-risk arrest.

Police said that on the evening of Aug. 17 the suspect had been driving aggressively when he was confronted by another driver who got out of his car to have words at the intersection of 57th Avenue and Kerry Wood Drive.

The suspect allegedly pulled a handgun and fire a shot that hit the other man’s car. No one was injured.

A truck allegedly driven by the suspect was later found burning on Township Road 40-0 north of Blackfalds. Firefighters were called to put the blaze out.

It was discovered the truck had been reported stolen from Whitecourt. The licence plate had been stolen in Whitecourt from a different vehicle.

Mitchell Huber is facing 10 charges including: discharging a firearm with intent, careless use of a firearm and other weapons charges, three charges of possession of stolen property and failing to comply with court-imposed conditions.

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