Christopher Fleig wanted to frame the gun used to kill one of his rivals in a gang-style shooting, a witness testified during his trial on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Red Deer man is accused of arranging the gang-style shooting of an alleged rival.
Brandon Neil Prevey, 29, was shot to death while seated at the wheel of his Jeep Cherokee outside a house on Ibbotson Close in southeast of Red Deer at about 3 a.m. on April 5, 2009.
A woman who was with him was not injured.
Convicted drugs and weapons dealer Ian Russell Hunt, who is now on full parole from a 66-month prison sentence, said he had hoped to buy the government-issue Glock pistol alleged to have been used in the shooting.
Questioned by Crown prosecutor Jason Snider, Hunt said Fleig showed him the pistol prior to the shooting.
Hunt confirmed that he had been a part of a drug business with Fleig and that he and a fellow dealer had met with Fleig in a Gasoline Alley parking lot a few hours after the shooting.
The three men then rode in Fleig’s pickup truck to a rural area nearby where they stopped to talk.
Hunt said he walked away from the conversation at one point because he didn’t want to know about the shooting and didn’t want to be involved.
Asked about the effect the shooting had on Fleig, Hunt said he had taken “ownership” of it, saying, “This is what happens when you f— with us.”
Hunt remains on the stand Tuesday afternoon under cross-examination by Fleig’s lawyer, Allan Fay.