The Mounties have charged Trevor Chykerda, a 32-year-old man of Fort Saskatchewan, with attempted murder following a shooting on Sunday that triggered police to order residents of the Pineview area of Fort Saskatchewan to shelter in place.
Police say they received a report of a shooting at a residential complex at 99 Avenue at Highway 15 at 9:53 a.m. Police identify the victim as a 58-year-old Fort Saskatchewan resident. He was transported to hospital to be treated for injuries and is in stable condition.
In a media release, police say that upon arrival at the residence the incident took place, they were not certain if the suspect was inside.
“Out of an abundance of caution, RCMP advised area residents to shelter in place and issued a Police Initialed Public Alert,” the release read.
At about 1:30 p.m., Alberta RCMP emergency response officers entered the residence and arrested the suspect without incident. The shelter in place order was eventually cancelled at 3:10 p.m.
While the shelter in place was active, RCMP advised residents not to approach Chykerda, as he was considered armed and dangerous. Police said he was carrying two guns.
Chykerda faces the following charges:
- Attempted murder
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Two counts of possess a firearm without being the holder of a license
- Uttering threats
Chykerda was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Fort Saskatchewan on Thursday, November 23.
Below: a file photo of Chykerda provided by the RCMP.