Shot fired in home invasion
Charges are pending after police say a firearm was discharged during a home invasion on the city’s southside early Tuesday.
Lethbridge Police say that at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, they responded to a report that a man with a firearm broke into a home along the 500 block of 12 Street South, threatened a man and a woman and demanded cash and drugs.
Police say the subject discharged one round inside the home and then fled the residence when one of the occupants identified him. No one was injured.
Following further investigation, police attended a different home along the 600 block of 12 Street South. That residence was contained and the area cordoned off as a precaution.
Police say negotiators were able to make contact with the subject and he was taken into custody without incident.
“Investigation in the matter is ongoing and a search warrant is being executed at the home,” LPS said in a media release. “The suspect and victims are known to one another. This was not a random incident.”
Later in the day, Lethbridge Police, with assistance from the Lethbridge and Area Search and Rescue Association (LASARA), were searching a southside neighbourhood for evidence.
Charges are pending and a further update will be provided when available, police say.
Chris Jorgensen with the Lethbridge and Area Search and Rescue Association helps search for evidence along 12 Street South on Tuesday as Lethbridge police investigate an armed home invasion. @TMartinHerald