Preliminary hearing set for man accused of shooting near police

There will be a preliminary hearing in a Prince Albert court in August for a man accused of firing his gun with intent near a police officer who was conducting a traffic stop.

Darren Hildebrand, 42, of the R.M. of Canwood allegedly shot close to where an officer from Big River RCMP had a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation south of Debden in December 2020.

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Police from Spiritwood, Blaine Lake, Shellbrook and Ahtahkakoop detachments, a Conservation officer and the Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), all responded to the incident.

Three hours later police arrested Hildebrand in his backyard and a woman at the residence was taken to safety. When police searched his home they seized four firearms and ammunition.

Hildebrand was charged with discharging a firearm while being reckless, discharging with intent, unsafe storage of firearms, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of pointing a firearm, and resisting arrest.

The charges against Hildebrand haven’t been proven in court.




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