January 18th, 2021

Attempted murder case adjourned

By Shurtz, Delon on June 4, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald


The case against a man charged with attempted murder on the Blood Reserve late last year has been adjourned because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s the second time the matter for Kyle Crow Chief has been adjourned because of the virus. The first was on March 25 when the case was adjourned for 10 weeks, along with several other cases, to reduce as much as possible social interaction at the courthouse. The second COVID adjournment occurred Monday in Lethbridge provincial court when the case was simply moved again, with many others, this time for six weeks, to July 13.

Crow Chief, 29, is accused of shooting another man on the Blood Reserve Dec. 7. Police reported that at about 2:25 a.m. a 41-year-old man was shot, sustaining life-threatening injuries, and had to be rushed to a Calgary hospital.

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

Crow Chief was arrested two days later in Edmonton, but released Jan. 17 on $20,000 no-cash bail, half of which is surety promised by his Edmonton cousin should Crow Chief breach any of his release conditions.

During his release, Crow Chief must remain under house arrest unless he is with his lawyer or cousin, with whom he was ordered to live, and he is not to be south of Calgary unless with his cousin or lawyer. He is also prohibited from having any contact with the complainant in the case, and he is not to possess any weapons.

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