Grande Prairie, A.B. – A 35 year-old man from Abbotsford is dead after he was allegedly attacked in the parking lot of Home Hardware in Grande Prairie.
Saturday at 12:55 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a traffic collision and possible assault in the parking lot of the Home Hardware. A male exited the store and confronted a male who was interfering with his vehicle. During the confrontation, the vehicle owner attempted to apprehend the suspect as he attempted to flee in another vehicle. As a result the vehicle owner was severely injured, resulting in him being airlifted to a hospital in Edmonton where he succumbed to his injuries.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 12:00 P.M.
Investigators do not yet have anyone in custody and urge anyone who may have information, or anyone who may have witnessed this occurrence to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
While this appears to be an isolated occurrence, RCMP wish to remind people to call police immediately when they suspect a crime is in progress or about to occur.