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Man to stand trial on weapons charges later this year

By Shurtz, Delon on April 23, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

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A 29-year-old man accused of firing a gun on the westside last October is set to stand trial later this year.

Jarret Bruce Healy, who is in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, was in court Wednesday, where his lawyer confirmed the trial is scheduled to run Nov. 30-Dec. 18.

Healy faces 15 criminal charges, including assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of an unauthorized firearm, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm and discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Oct. 21 Lethbridge police responded to a report of gunshots in the 400 block of Columbia Boulevard West. A 30-year-old man told police he was near the alley behind the residence when he was confronted by a man in a white GMC Yukon. The man in the Yukon pointed a firearm at the victim, who then fled down the alley. The man reportedly heard a gunshot, and the vehicle sped away.

Police found the Yukon, which had been stolen, parked in The Bay parking lot downtown and two women and one man were arrested in the area after leaving the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and found a handgun.

Investigators determined a second man had been dropped off at a home in the north end of Lethbridge, and he was arrested a short time later after leaving the residence in a vehicle. A bag he was carrying contained a firearm and ammunition which matched a bullet casing recovered from the westside.

Police reported that in addition to the shooting on Columbia Boulevard, shots were also fired at a home on Dalhousie Court West, and two bullet casings were recovered. Police also said at the time shots may have been fired at another location.

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