October 31st, 2020

Attempted-murder suspect makes first appearance


By Shurtz, Delon on December 21, 2019.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A man accused of shooting another man on the Blood Reserve earlier this month made his first appearance in Lethbridge provincial court Friday.

Kyle Lewis Crow Chief, who was arrested in Edmonton Dec. 9, two days after the shooting, appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Edmonton Remand Centre, where he has been in custody since his arrest.

Crow Chief, 29, is charged with attempted murder stemming from an incident about 2:25 a.m. Dec. 7 in which a man was shot with a firearm. The 41-year-old victim was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Calgary with life-threatening injuries.

A suspect fled the area, and RCMP major crimes responded to take over the investigation with the assistance of Blood Tribe and Lethbridge police.

Following his brief court appearance Friday, Crow Chief’s matter was adjourned until Monday to allow time for the accused’s lawyer, Akram Attia, to speak with the Crown prosecutor. Although the Crown is opposed to Chief Crow’s release, court was told defence will likely apply for bail at a later date.

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