Airdrie RCMP has provided more details after a shelter-in-place order was issued briefly over the long weekend. As a result of the incident, one man is in custody, and police seized a Mossberg 12 gauge pump action shotgun after they executed a search warrant and conducted a forensic exam.
According to the Mounties, police responded to a residence in Butte Valley Estates, regarding a firearms complaint in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 2.
"The complainant indicated someone inside the residence fired a gun. A shelter-in-place was issued for Butte Valley Estates residents," police stated in a release on Thursday.
Once on the scene, officers heard a gunshot from inside the residence.
"Officers could see that a window of the residence had been shot out, with a hole the size of a dinner plate in the glass. Officers ran into the treeline to take cover and called for backup. Back-up arrived, including the Emergency Response Team (ERT)."
The suspect surrendered to police and exited the residence, and was arrested.
57-year-old, Kim Wayne Routly, a resident of Rocky View County, has been charged with careless use of a firearm as well as discharge of a firearm with intent. Routly was remanded into custody.
He appeared in the Alberta Court of Justice in Airdrie today and was remanded until court in Diamond Valley on Tuesday, September 12.
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