Accused traffic stop shooter to undergo psych assessment
A man accused of shooting at Edmonton police during a traffic stop last month has been ordered to undergo a month-long psychiatric assessment.
Patrick Glenn Young, 22, was arrested following a stand-off with city police and RCMP at a Redwater motel on Christmas morning.
He appeared via closed-circuit television in an Edmonton courtroom on Friday.
Young faces a total of 31 charges, including four counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of flight from a peace officer and firearm charges.
The officers were shot at after they pulled over an SUV at 100th Avenue and 158th Street in Edmonton around 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 23rd.
The driver shot at police when one of the officers exited the car. Police returned fire as the suspect fled the scene.
The officers were not injured.