Police have arrested a man in Manitoba that had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Thirty-one-year-old Byron Duck was wanted in connection to the November 6th and 7th shootings in Bloodvein. Bloodvein is approximately 300 kilometres north of Steinbach, however, the suspect was considered armed and dangerous and anyone who had information on his whereabouts was asked to notify police.

On November 7th at 1:05 am, Bloodvein RCMP responded to a report of shots fired outside a residence on Bloodvein First Nation.

It was reported that a known male showed up outside a residence, fired shots, and fled. Police say the male suspect then went to a second residence and more shots were fired. According to police, no one was physically injured in either incident.

Officers immediately attended and made extensive patrols in the community but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Byron Duck.

RCMP now say that on Monday of this week, the Manitoba Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit was deployed to Bloodvein First Nation to assist with arresting Duck. He was arrested at a residence and a loaded firearm was seized. He was remanded in custody. 

Duck was charged with:

  • Being Unlawfully at Large
  • Pointing a Firearm x3
  • Assault with a Weapon x6
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x3
  • Discharge Firearm Recklessly x2
  • Careless Use of Firearm x2
  • Mischief x2
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Order
  • Disobeying a Court Order

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