Charges laid in Kingsway Mall shooting, carjacking

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday morning, EPS released corrected information on the release order and prohibitions.

Edmonton police say a 28-year-old man has been charged following Tuesday night’s shooting and carjacking outside Kingsway Mall.

EPS says officers responded to a report of a weapons complaint in the parking lot outside the mall at 7:16 p.m.

Reports suggest a woman was leaving the mall when she was approached by a masked man who was carrying a gun.

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Police say the man attempted to rob her. The woman ran to a nearby vehicle that was occupied, and she was let in by the driver.

The suspect then allegedly approached the car and pointed the gun at the driver, who then drove away and called police.

EPS says following this, the suspect confronted another man who was unlocking his bicycle. It is believed the confrontation led to the bicycle owner being shot. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say following the shooting, the suspect then attempted to carjack a white GMC truck by pointing a gun at the driver. The driver exited the truck and ran to the mall.

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The suspect then fled the parking lot in the truck, where he hit a parked vehicle and continued down the road before he hit a building in the southeast corner of the traffic circle at 101 Street and 118 Avenue.

After the collision, the suspect reportedly ran on foot, where he was apprehended by police and taken into custody by officers who were responding to the initial weapons complaint.

After the suspect was in custody, police allegedly found and seized a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, and 27 grams of methamphetamine.

Dakota Jackson Grey, 28, has been charged with more than 20 offences, including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, and dangerous driving.

Police note Grey was on a release order for aggravated assault, and was released with a weapons prohibition, adding he previously had a lifetime firearms prohibition.

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