Winnipeg Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Into Home

Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Into Home

WINNIPEG - Police charged a 22 year-old man with more than 10 drugs and weapons charges after he shot out a window with a sawed-off shotgun.

Officers responded to a report of a window that had been shot out at a home on McGee Street and while they were investigating, noticed a door of a different home that appeared to have its door forced open. There were two men in front of the home.

As officers exited their vehicle, one suspect immediately ran. While they were chasing him, he threw a loaded sawed-off shotgun in a backyard.

He was eventually taken into custody and was found to be in possession of 1.2 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $120) and a spring-loaded knife. The firearm was also seized.

22 year-old Mitchell John Flett has been charged with:

- Possession of Scheduled Substance - Methamphetamine

- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition

- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)

- Possession of a Weapon (x2)

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x3)

- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice

He was detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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