Bonnyville RCMP have arrested 3 male suspects and are seeking a fourth suspect after a store employee was shot during an armed robbery over the long weekend.
Bonnyville RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a liquor store on 50th Avenue just after midnight on Monday. On arrival the victim was located suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Investigation revealed that 3 male suspects entered the store, with one male distracting the employee while the others stole various bottles of liquor. During the course of the interaction with the clerk, the suspect fired the weapon and struck the victim. The suspects fled the store while the victim managed to trigger the panic alarm despite his injuries.
The victim was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital where he was listed in stable condition and has since been released. Bonnyville RCMP called in neighbouring Detachments and RCMP Police Dog Services in search of the suspects.
Two male suspects were apprehended at a residence a short time later, while a third suspect was arrested later that day. A stolen vehicle was also recovered. A fourth suspect who was alleged to be involved with the trio after the fact is currently at large
An arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Tyre Darren Lorenzo Youngchief of Kehewin.
Bonnyville RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Tyre Youngchief to contact them at 780-343-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).