Man faces charges after shots allegedly fired at quad thief

A Bashaw-area man and three other suspects are all facing charges after an attempted vehicle theft at a farm 25 kilometres southwest of the town early Thursday morning.

A Bashaw-area man and three other suspects are all facing charges after an attempted vehicle theft at a farm 25 kilometres southwest of the town early Thursday morning.

Staff Sgt. Darrel Bruno of the Hobbema RCMP said police were called after a farm couple heard noises outside their house at about 1:40 a.m.

Three males were seen outside of the house. Two of them jumped into a truck while the third man took off on a quad that had been parked outside.

Police allege that the fleeing quad was pursued by a car and was run off the road. The driver of the car is then alleged to have fired two shotgun rounds at the suspect as he attempted to run away.

Police say the car driver then enlisted help of friends and relatives who live in the area to search for the suspect and bring him back to the side of the road.

It is then alleged that the helpers placed the 30-year-old man inside a pickup truck, which he attempted to drive away, but lost control and slid into the ditch.

The man was held until police arrived and was then evacuated by STARS air ambulance to an Edmonton hospital, where he is now under treatment.

Charges are to be laid against the farmer, the main suspect and two others. Police have not released their names.

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