A 31-year-old Lacombe County man is facing charges after a shooting on a rural property near Rimbey sent one man to a hospital via STARS air ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. 

At 6:12 am on Sunday, July 5th, Rimbey RCMP responded to a call made by a female witness, who said there was a shooting on a property in Rimbey.

Preliminary investigations reveal a brief confrontation between two men escalated, and the victim was able to drive away from the location before being airlifted to the hospital.

The male suspect turned himself in to police the following day.

Jade Slofstra faces a number of charges and remained in custody pending a bail hearing in Red Deer Provincial Court Wednesday morning.


Release from the Rimbey RCMP:

The Rimbey RCMP with the assistance of K Division Serious Crimes Branch arrested a 31-year-old male following a shooting that occurred on July 5 in Lacombe County.

At 6:12 a.m., Rimbey RCMP responded to a request for assistance by EMS after a female witness called 911 in relation to a shooting incident at a rural property in Rimbey.  

The shooting occurred after a brief altercation escalated between two males.  The victim was able to drive away from the location of the shooting and was later air-lifted to hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

The male suspect turned himself into police on July 6, 2020. 

Jade John Edward Slofstra of Lacombe County is charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault contrary to section 268 of the Criminal Code of Canada;
  • Possession of a Weapon contrary to an Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the criminal Code of Canada;
  • Breach of a Recognizance contrary to section 145 (5) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Slofstra remains in custody pending a hearing at Red Deer Provincial Court this morning.

Police would like to advise the public that this was an isolated incident.