Attempted murder charge laid in Fort Saskatchewan shooting that prompted emergency alert

Adrienne South reports on an Alberta Emergency Alert that was lifted for the Fort Saskatchewan area Sunday after police say an “armed and dangerous” suspect was taken into police custody.

By News Staff

Alberta RCMP have charged a man with attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s shooting in Fort Saskatchewan that led to an emergency alert and shelter-in-place notice.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP say a 58-year-old man is recovering in hospital. The victim was in stable condition by Monday evening.

Police say a shooting took place at a home in the Pineview community of Fort Saskatchewan shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.

RCMP say they didn’t know if the suspect, believed to be armed, was still inside the home. That led to the dangerous person alert and shelter-in-place notice being issued at 11:50 a.m.

That alert was cancelled at 3:10 p.m., more than three hours later. Police arrested 32-year-old suspect Trevor Chykerda at a home on 95A Avenue and 87 Street, saying he was “located and taken into custody without incident.”

The Fort Saskatchewan resident was charged with multiple offences, including attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.

His next scheduled court appearance is Thursday at the Alberta Court of Justice in Fort Saskatchewan.

–With files from Adrienne South

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