ROCKY VIEW COUNTY – RCMP charged three Calgary men in connection with the shooting at CrossIron Mills malls near Balzac on Sept. 16, 2019.
“The safety of the mall patrons was ensured by the swift actions of the CrossIron Mills Mall Security personnel, mall employees and the immediate response of our partner, Calgary Police Service,” said Const. Burton of the Southern Alberta District (SAD) Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).
“We had assistance in this investigation from Airdrie RCMP members, and as a whole, the collaboration with all different agencies, units, and businesses, ensured this successful outcome.”
The SAD CRU took over the investigation, identified three men from Calgary involved in this incident and arrested them on Nov. 10.
Dakota Brandon Bolton, 25, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, disguise with intent, using a firearm while committing an offence, using a firearm without having a license and failing to comply with a recognizance.
James Schuyler, 35, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to comply with a recognizance.
Jari Erkki Manner, 37, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.
Bail hearings were held and all three remain in custody.
Bolton and Schuyler are set to appear in provincial court in Airdrie via CCTV on Nov. 14. Maner is to appear in provincial court in Airdrie on Nov. 12.
While the RCMP said they can’t provide information about the nature of the motive behind the shooting, their investigation indicates that this was a targeted incident.
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