A Portage la Prairie man has been charged after he was found with a loaded firearm last Friday afternoon.

Portage RCMP saw 24-year-old Shawn Francouer walking on 2nd Street NW around 2 p.m. and he attempted to evade the officer. 

When police approached him, the suspect allegedly grabbed what looked like the handle of a firearm and fled on foot. The officer told him to stop and that he was under arrest. After a short foot chase, he was caught, and arrested.

Francouer faces the following charges:

  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon When Knowing Possession Unauthorized
  • Weapons Possession Contrary to an Order (x2)
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon with Ammo without a Licence
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Carry Concealed Weapon
  • Resist Arrest
  • Possession of Methamphetamines

He was remanded into custody.