RCMP investigates firearm offences

February 12, 2020
Gypsumville, Manitoba

News release



On February 7, 2020, Gypsumville RCMP responded to several 911 calls reporting that a male was carrying a long gun, and walking on the Main Road, in Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Another call was received stating that the male suspect had just pointed the firearm at a victim and demanded his snowmobile. The victim refused and got away safely.

Officers responded and made several patrols in the area. Further investigation led RCMP to an area in Fairford First Nation.

RCMP located the suspect and he was arrested without incident. No firearm was recovered at that time.

Police Dog Services attended the scene and conducted a search. A long gun was located buried in the snow and was seized by police.

Aaron Sumner, 32, of Fairford First Nation, has been charged with numerous offences including, Robbery with a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence.

RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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