On August 1 at 8:45pm, the Airdrie RCMP responded to a road rage incident to the QEII Highway at Yankee Valley Blvd for the report of an erratic driver. 

The silver sedan was reportedly speeding while travelling southbound on QEII. The driver of the sedan allegedly got into a verbal altercation with another southbound vehicle before pointing a firearm at the vehicle.

RCMP located a vehicle matching the description in the Meadowbrook neighbourhood where officers took an Airdrie resident into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in an airsoft gun being located.

Shawn David Desharnais (42) of Airdrie was taken before a Justice of the Peace and released on a no cash recognizance to appear in Airdrie court on Aug. 25, 2022. Desharnais has been charged with the following criminal offences:

·         Pointing a firearm

·         Possession of a firearm in a vehicle

·         Careless use of a firearm

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200.

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