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.

g

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

Just Posted

Police are seeking missing Red Deer man

Dillon Bristow was last seen in the city on Saturday

Police arrest Red Deer man for luring multiple children

The three young victims and their families are receiving support

More provinces moving to further loosen COVID-19 restrictions

More provinces moving to further loosen COVID-19 restrictions

Red Deerians can start reporting less serious crimes online starting this week

RCMP launches its online crime reporting pilot program

Solidarity together: Central Albertans protest in Red Deer against racism

There’s no such thing as a little bit of racism. Even one… Continue reading

‘It’s unsettling:’ Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

‘It’s unsettling:’ Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic

Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic

Community groups filling gaps in translation of COVID-19 information

Community groups filling gaps in translation of COVID-19 information

Limit COVID-19 spread: Top doctor urges signs instead of shouting at protests

Limit COVID-19 spread: Top doctor urges signs instead of shouting at protests

Ontario makes temporary change to layoff regulations to help businesses

Ontario makes temporary change to layoff regulations to help businesses

‘What do we do now?’ Labour dispute at Regina refinery nears 6 months

‘What do we do now?’ Labour dispute at Regina refinery nears 6 months

Trans Mountain reaches ‘key milestone’ as pipeline construction begins in B.C.

Trans Mountain reaches ‘key milestone’ as pipeline construction begins in B.C.

Bombardier exits commercial jet sector with closure of US$550M CRJ deal

Bombardier exits commercial jet sector with closure of US$550M CRJ deal

Most Read