Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a man and woman in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Aug. 31 outside of a west side pub.
On Aug. 31, 2014 at approximately 2:30 a.m. police responded to a report of a shooting outside Pop’s Taphouse & Grill along the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard following an altercation between two groups of people in the parking lot. Investigation determined that a 23-year-old Lethbridge man sustained a single non-life-threatening gunshot injury to the abdomen. He was subsequently transported to hospital, treated and released. No one else was injured. Witnesses reported that a group of people in the strip mall parking lot got into an altercation with the victim which culminated in the discharge of a firearm. This was a random crime as the subjects are unknown to the victim.
Following further investigation suspects were identified and on Sept. 12 police arrested a 30-year-old male and 30-year-old female without incident.
At this time efforts to locate the firearm used in this crime, including a recent search of the coulee area north of the University of Lethbridge with assistance from the Lethbridge Area Search and Rescue Association, have not been successful.
Dustin Kelsey Many Fingers, 30, of Lethbridge is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, intentional and reckless discharge of a firearm, use of a firearm while committing an offence, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, unauthorized use of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited/restricted firearm, possession of a firearm/weapon obtained by the commission of an offence and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle. Many Fingers was remanded in custody to appear in court Sept. 15.
Robin Leeann Black Water, 30, of Lethbridge, is charged with unauthorized Possession of a firearm in a vehicle. Black Water was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 15.
For media inquiries contact
Staff Sgt. Scott Woods
Criminal Investigation Section
Lethbridge Regional Police