After an exhaustive investigation into an incident in July during which shots were fired in a convenience store parking lot after a traffic dispute, Red Deer RCMP have charged a 29-year-old Mathew Duda of Red Deer. They are now searching for him on Alberta-wide warrants.
The incident occurred at 5:25 a.m. on July 12 in the Corral Foods parking lot on 59th Avenue when the driver of a truck attempted to confront the driver of a white Chrysler Intrepid after a traffic dispute.
The man driving the Intrepid pointed a handgun at the truck and then shot at it as the truck departed. No one was injured, and the suspect Intrepid fled eastbound on 67th Street. RCMP located the Intrepid and followed it to the area of Range Road 275 west of Red Deer. The driver abandoned the car and fled on foot and was not located.
Duda is facing numerous serious charges including discharging firearm with intent, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police and possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order
Mathew Duda is described as Caucasian, 1.85 m (6 ft-1 in) tall, 70 kg (155 lbs), short brown hair and brown eyes.
The public is advised not to approach Duda if he is seen and to contact Red Deer RCMP immediately at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.