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.

Her­ald photo by Ti­jana Martin

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

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