A 38-year-old man at a residence in Ebb and Flow First Nation has been arrested following a report of an assault. 

At 3:33 a.m., on April 13, Ste. Rose-du-Lac RCMP were dispatched to Ebb and Flow First Nation - Gaa-gwekwekojiwang.

Police say that upon arrival, they heard gunshots coming from behind the residence and were notified that a man, who was possibly intoxicated by drugs, had just fled with a rifle.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Dauphin RCMP Police Dog Services, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), and additional officers from the Dauphin RCMP detachment were called to assist.

Additional gunshots were heard, according to the RCMP, leading officers to a small wooded area where drone footage showed the suspect re-loading the rifle before fleeing across a pasture into a wooded area. 

After tracking the suspect for approximately 2.5 kilometres through the bush, field, and marshland, officers located and arrested the man without further incident.

At the time of the arrest, the suspect had a loaded rifle with rounds chambered.

Travis Malcolm, a 38-year-old man, is facing multiple Criminal Code charges, including: 

  • Assault 
  • Discharge firearm while being reckless 
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.  

He has been remanded into custody.