Lac La Biche RCMP - Death investigation

October 29, 2017
Lac La Biche, Alberta

News release

Lac La Biche RCMP and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating after a man was found with a gunshot wound at a residence in Lac La Biche early on the morning of October 28.

At approximately 4:30 am on October 28, Lac La Biche RCMP were called to reports of gunshots being heard in a residential area in the town of Lac La Biche. Upon arrival at 10408, 102 avenue, officers located a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Michael Mountain, age 26, of Lac La Biche. RCMP Major Crimes Unit is now investigating with assistance from the Forensic Identification section and lac La Biche detachment.

Anyone with information on these events to contact the Lac La Biche RCMP at (780) 623-4380.

"Our investigators would also like to hear from anyone in the area who may have had surveillance cameras recording around the time of the incident," says RCMP Corporal Curtis Peters. "Those cameras may have captured evidence that could help with the investigation."

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday, October 30th at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton. No further updates are anticipated until the results of the autopsy are known.

Anyone with information on these events who wants to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Contact information

Cpl. Curtis Peters
780-509-3970

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