Suspect who Shot Edmonton Police Appears in Court on Friday

The 22-year-old Edmonton suspect, who alleged opened fire at police officers during a traffic stop and later barricaded himself in a Redwater motel, is going to face innumerable charges in a provincial court on Friday. Patrick Glenn Young has been charged with almost 51 charges in connection to two separate incidents. The incident of west Edmonton, which took place on Sunday night, has caused 31 different charges, including four counts of assaulting a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault, and numerous firearms charges including possession of a prohibited firearm, along with nine counts of breaching a recognizance.

The police officers randomly stopped a Toyota 4Runner, driving east on 100th Avenue near 159th Street, almost around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, soon after which the SUV stopped and the driver jumped out while shooting at the officers. The police opened fire instantaneously, while smashing the vehicle’s back window as the suspect sped away again. Thankfully none of the duty officers, or any bystanders, were injured during the incident. Later around 4 a.m. on Monday, police found the abandoned SUV, leading them to a motel in Redwater, roughly 60 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

The suspect barricaded himself in the hotel room on Christmas Day, which caused the RCMP Emergency Response Team to be called in as the suspect began firing shots again. Finally the police was able to arrest him after a standoff of seven-hours, which ended around 2:30 p.m., though nobody was injured at the incident as well.

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