Suspect shoots at police in wild late-night chase

A man who attempted to shoot a Red Deer RCMP member was taken into custody early Monday morning after a wild night of police chases and multiple car thefts.

A man who attempted to shoot a Red Deer RCMP member was taken into custody early Monday morning after a wild night of police chases and multiple car thefts.

Early Sunday evening, at about 7 p.m., police were called to a report of an armed car jacking. Four hours later the vehicle was located by police in the Creekside Trailer Park.

Local RCMP members attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled from police. Police pursued the vehicle outside of the city. At one point gunshots were fired from the suspect vehicle at a police vehicle.

The suspect evaded police pursuit, but the stolen vehicle was later located near Olds. At that point another vehicle was reported stolen, this time it was a black Dodge truck.

Police investigation determined the black truck was stolen by the same suspect and had been driven back into Red Deer. When police next saw the suspect he was in the south end of Red Deer in the newly stolen truck.

Police again attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled, with police pursuing. This time the RCMP set up ahead of where the vehicle was traveling and deployed a spike belt.

The spike belt caused the tires of the stolen truck to deflate and the suspect fled the vehicle.

A foot pursuit followed and police apprehended the suspect.

No one was injured, including the police officer the suspect allegedly shot at.

A 30-year-old man is in custody and faces charges including attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, dangerous driving and flight from police.

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