Updated: Man dies after being shot in Lacombe

Two in custody and more details expected on Monday afternoon

Lacombe Police Service’s crime reduction team has joined forces with RCMP investigators to probe a weekend fatal shooting.

Police were called to Lacombe’s hospital early Sunday morning when a man was dropped off with gunshot wounds. He died soon after and Lacombe police investigators were called in when the death was deemed suspicious.

Two people of interest were taken into custody by police.

Lacombe police Chief Lorne Blumhagen would say little more about the incident when reached on Monday morning but said more information was expected to be released in the afternoon.

RCMP’s forensics and major crimes investigators have been working with Lacombe police on the case, including the two investigators with the crime reduction team, which was set up in October 2018.

“We have built some capacity in our organization to handles these types of files,” said Blumhagen.

The crime reduction team has already worked with RCMP on significant drug investigations and other serious crimes since it was created, he said.

“Definitely our folks have been very busy and very active,” he said.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Potential policing changes to be discussed by Red Deer city councillors on Tuesday

Councillors have questions regarding the latest policing review

Highway 2 lanes to be closed next week for guardrail and cable barrier repairs

Repair work will take place Monday to Thursday between Milton and 32nd Street overpasses

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn… Continue reading

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Canada’s chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Look your best this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Your community calendar

Jan. 16 Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society monthly meeting… Continue reading

POLL: Have you had trouble starting your vehicle’s engine during this week’s cold snap?

Have you had trouble starting your vehicle’s engine during this week’s cold… Continue reading

Drury leads host Canadian ski cross team into chilly World Cup at Nakiska

NAKISKA, Alta. — It’s too cold for penguins, but not for ski… Continue reading

Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay

TOKYO — The Olympic rings have arrived in Tokyo. They sailed into… Continue reading

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be… Continue reading

Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

LONDON — Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as… Continue reading

Rittich’s 35-save performance powers Flames past Leafs in a shootout

Flames 2 Leafs 1 (SO) TORONTO — Matthew Tkachuk scored the only… Continue reading

More than 16,000 people nabbed by RCMP between border crossings in 2019

OTTAWA — The number of people intercepted by the RCMP as they… Continue reading

Most Read