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RCMP Chase Suspect onto Lake Winnipeg, Recover Shotgun

January 6, 2020 2:31 PM | News

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Sawed-Off Shotgun

RCMP in Gimli recovered a sawed-off shotgun from a man’s backpack after he fled a traffic stop on January 1, 2020. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Gimli RCMP chased a man onto Lake Winnipeg after he tried to evade a traffic stop in the community on January 1.

Police pulled the man over at around 12:30 p.m., but he fled his vehicle and ran onto the lake. They say the suspect tried to steal a truck parked near an ice-fishing shack, but was arrested before he could run any further.

Officers searched a backpack belonging to the man, which turned up a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

David Allan Parker, 36, of Winnipeg Beach was arrested and is facing several charges, including possession of a controlled substance.

Gimli RCMP continue to investigate.


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