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Cross Border Efforts Lead to Arrests & Charges

Two people have been shot in an altercation that transpired late Monday night/early Tuesday morning.

On June 14, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Pierceland RCMP were called to Big Island Lake Cree Territory on report of an adult male and adult female having been shot.

A Short time later officers with Cold Lake RCMP located the suspect vehicle in the city and tried to pull over the vehicle, but the suspects did not stop, which led to a pursuit down Township Road 630, back in Saskatchewan.

A little past the Saskatchewan border, the suspect vehicle lost control and ended up in a ditch by the roadway. The 3 suspects fled on foot, 2 of whom were apprehended promptly by Cold Lake RCMP.

The third suspect remains at large at this time, while 20-year-old, Adam Mohamed Elmi of Edmonton, and 26-year-old, Amin Ali Yussuf, are both facing multiple charges.

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Elmi has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of using a firearm in the commission of an offence, 2 counts of discharging a firearm with intent, unauthorized possession of a firearm, 3 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police. He remains in custody and is set to appear in Meadow Lake Provincial Court by CCTV on July 4, 2016, at 09:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, Yussuf faces 2 counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm while prohibited, unauthorized possession of a firearm and operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police. He is also in police custody, set to appear in Meadow Lake Provincial Court via CCTV on June 27, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

Both gunshot victims were treated in hospital for their injuries. The female victim has since been released, while the male remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Strong cooperation between Pierceland RCMP, Loon Lake RCMP, Meadow Lake RCMP Police Dog Services and Cold Lake RCMP resulted in the quick apprehension of two of the suspects involved in a violent incident.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding this investigation contact Pierceland RCMP at 306-839-3330 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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