RCMP continue to investigate a shooting at a rural residence near township road 374 and the C & E Trail, between Red Deer and Penhold. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta shooting: Police say intruder who died was at property twice before shooting

RCMP provide more details on shooting near Penhold

RCMP provided more details Tuesday surrounding a shooting at a rural property near Penhold that resulted in the death of an intruder last week.

Police now say that on two previous occasions the man who was killed was at the rural property.

On July 30, RCMP were dispatched around 9 p.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious man wandering around the property near the C & E Trail and Township Road 374. According to police, the man was banging on the side of the house, scaring the occupants. They located the man who said he was looking for the former owner of the property.

After speaking with the involved parties, the man was transported back to Red Deer and warned, if he returned to the property, he would face charges.

On July 31, police were called back to the same address, and the same individual was back at the property, banging on bedroom windows and attempting to gain entry. He was arrested for mischief and released from police custody in Red Deer on conditions, with a court appearance set for Sept. 17.

On Tuesday, police also confirmed that they have determined the Aug. 2 shooting happened at 3:07 p.m. and Blackfalds RCMP were dispatched to the property at 3:11 p.m., arriving at the scene at 3:20 p.m.

Last Friday, RCMP announced that no charges would be laid in relation to the shooting.

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