Shooting suspect still in hospital

Court appearance adjourned to tomorrow

The individual accused of firing shots at a Battleford house was not able to make it in for his court appearance Monday.

Kane Nicotine, who faces several charges including flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, possession of stolen property and several weapons possession offences, had been scheduled to appear before Judge Murray Pelletier in North Battleford provincial court.

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However, Nicotine was still in hospital and it was determined his matters would be adjourned for the day. Nicotine had suffered what was described by the RCMP as “non-life-threatening” injuries from a collision at the corner of 13th Avenue and 109th Street on Friday afternoon.

The collision resulted after the vehicle fled an attempted stop by the RCMP at a high rate of speed and had gone through a stop sign at that intersection, hitting another vehicle and flipping it onto its roof.

Earlier in the day, RCMP responded to gun shots fired on the 400 block of 33rd Street in Battleford; in locating the residence the RCMP noted it had been hit multiple times.

Nicotine’s matters have been adjourned to Tuesday at 11 a.m. in provincial court. Assuming he is able, Nicotine is scheduled to appear by closed-circuit TV. 

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