Saskatoon

Final person wanted in June La Ronge shootout with police taken into custody: Sask. RCMP

RCMP have arrested the fourth and final person wanted in connection with a June shooting in La Ronge, Sask., when police say they were shot at.

Celine Charles was wanted on 1 count of obstruction in connection with June 19 incident; 3 others charged

RCMP say all four people wanted in connection with the June 19 incident in La Ronge are now in custody. (Travis Golby/CBC)

RCMP have arrested the fourth and final person wanted in connection with a June incident in La Ronge, Sask., that prompted a public safety alert and a search for the suspects.

Celine Charles was wanted on one count of obstruction in connection with the June 19 incident, when officers were reportedly shot at near a La Ronge home. A bullet struck the windshield of a police truck, RCMP say, but no injuries were reported. One of the officers returned fire, according to RCMP.

The incident led to an emergency alert for La Ronge, Air Ronge, Lac La Ronge and the surrounding areas, about 300 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. 

Following the shootout, police said they were searching for two men — Terrance Daigneault and Allan Sanderson.

Daigneault — who now faces 11 charges, including two counts of attempted murder — was arrested on June 22, along with Nikeyta Bradfield, who was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted murder with a firearm.

Police also said at that point they were looking for Charles.

Sanderson was arrested in July, and charged with obstruction and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, after an illegally modified loaded firearm was seized when he was arrested, according to police.

Charles was arrested by RCMP on Thursday in Air Ronge, and was scheduled to appear in court on Friday. 

RCMP say they continue to investigate the shootout. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alexander Quon is a reporter with CBC Saskatchewan based in Regina. After working in Atlantic Canada for four years he's happy to be back in his home province. He has previously worked with the CBC News investigative unit in Nova Scotia and Global News in Halifax. Alexander specializes in data-reporting, COVID-19 and municipal political coverage. He can be reached at: Alexander.Quon@cbc.ca.

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