June 18th, 2024

Divers recover pellet gun from Henderson following assault

By Lethbridge Herald on June 2, 2023.

Members of Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services use a remote-controlled submersible camera to search an area of Henderson Lake Friday following an assault at a nearby business on Mayor Magrath Drive South. Herald photo by Delon Shurtz

Delon Shurtz – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Divers with Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services were scouring an area of Henderson Lake Friday following an assault at a nearby business.

Divers were called out after police received information of an assault outside a business in the 600 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South. A suspect took off and ran into Henderson Lake Park where he reportedly threw items into the water. He was arrested shortly afterward and taken into custody.

LFES personnel taped off an area a few metres west of the boat docks and spent part of the morning using a remote-controlled camera to search the water between the shore and a small Island a short distance away. When that failed to find anything related to the assault, a diver entered the water and began a methodical search a few metres out from the shoreline.

By the afternoon divers, in what amounted to looking for a needle in a haystack, recovered a pellet gun from the murky water.

Police continue to investigate the assault, and a man, who remains in custody, is facing charges.

Police are also investigating an overnight assault, during which a man sustained life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after midnight Friday, police responded to a report of an assault after an injured man sought help at a business in the 200 block of 13 Street North.

Police found a 21-year-old man who had been stabbed, and they initiated life-saving measures. EMS personnel rushed the man to Chinook Regional Hospital.

The man was later airlifted to Calgary, where he was listed in stable condition.

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In the last few weeks there have been a two gang fights downtown I saw, another I was told about and they are slowly escalating it appears from fists to baseball bats, 2×4’s and pipes to knifes . . . the gang wars are all part of the drug/prostitution/stolen goods trade and it appears some new players want to take territory in Lethbridge.
We never heard anything in the news regarding the gang fights . . . why?
We only hear about 1% of the illegal activity in this city in the news, even when several people report the incidents to various media . . . who is suppressing it?
If it isn’t in the news then it never happened . . . right!

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