Airdrie RCMP have now charged a 19-year-old from the city with 20 Criminal Code Offenses following a Friday night (September 18) shooting spree with a BB gun that left six people with minor injuries.
At approximately 9:34 p.m. that night, RCMP responded to multiple 911 calls of a male suspect randomly shooting people. This shooting spree started at a few residences in the McKenzie Way neighbourhood and proceeded to the downtown core.
Members quickly responded and saw the male suspect running away from the scene. He was located hiding and taken into custody without incident. Three other males were arrested but later released as the investigation revealed they were not involved.
Six people were injured during this incident with one of them requiring medical assistance to remove a BB from their person. The others suffered minor injuries.
19-year-old Adam James Ferrier of Airdrie has been charged with 20 Criminal Code offenses. They include:
- Discharge of an air gun with intent to wound (x6)
- Assault with a weapon (x5)
- Aggravated Assault
- Use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an offense
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Trespass at night
- Mischief (x2)
- Breach of Probation (x3)
Ferrier will appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on October 15th, 2020.
The Airdrie RCMP are still hoping for more information on this incident. If you have any, you're asked to call them at 403-945-7200 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).