Grande Prairie man charged after allegedly shooting firearms in a parking lot


A 28-year old Grande Prairie man faces a number of charges after the RCMP responded to a complaint of a man with a gun. 

Police were called to the parking lot of the Silver Crest Lodge on Saturday, May12, at 7:30 a.m. A man had allegedly been involved in an argument with the occupants of a vehicle, and smashed the driver's side window. When officers arrived, a gun shot was heard from the west side of the parking lot. Police found a man matching the description of the suspect, but he did not have any firearms on him at the time. The man fought back when the officers placed him under arrest but he was overpowered. Witnesses say the man had earlier fired a shotgun  into a car that he had stolen earlier and driven to the lodge. Police seized an assault rifle and a shotgun at the scene.   

28-year-old Tyler Ness faces a slew of charges, possession of a prohibited weapon, careless use of a firearm, mischief, and resisting an officer.

Police are asking the public to help them identify the occupants of the vehicle that ness argued with. It is believed to be a dodge nitro and has damage to the rear and driver side windows. Anyone with information is asked to call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.