PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The investigation into a shooting that occurred in our community last weekend has progressed rapidly and led to the arrest of one man and an arrest warrant being issued for another…
Evidence gathered during this investigation has led investigators to believe that two individuals exchanged gunfire outside the residence on the 2000 block of Tamarack Street. One of the persons is believed to be the man originally thought to be a victim of the shooting.
During the evening of Tuesday October 24th, 2017, police located and arrested 20 year old Michael CAMPBELL-ALEXANDER without incident. He has now been charged with the following Criminal Code Charges:
- Attempted Murder
- Unlawfully Kill Animal
- Unlawfully Possess Prohibited Loaded Firearm
- Careless Use of Firearm
- Discharge Pistol with Intent
CAMPBELL-ALEXANDER appeared in Provincial Court yesterday and was held in custody at least until his next court appearance, scheduled for November 1st, 2017.
Police are also seeking Cody Aubrey LORNTSEN, a 31 year old male believed to be the other person involved in the shooting. LORNTSEN has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel and an Arrest Warrant has been issued for the following Criminal Code offences:
- Discharge a Firearm with Intent
- Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited
- Mischief Under $5000
- Fail to Comply with Probation
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking
LORNTSEN is a resident of Prince George, but is from Quesnel and may have returned to that community.
LORNTSEN is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 175 cm
- 77 kg
- Hazel eyes
- Short brown hair
LORNTSEN has a number of tattoos including by each eye, on his neck and on each forearm.
LORNTSEN should be considered ARMED & DANGEROUS and should not be approached. If you see LORNTSEN, call 9-1-1 immediately.
These charges all stem from an incident that occurred at approximately 3:00 AM on Sunday October 22nd, 2017, on the 2000 block of Tamarack Street in Prince George.
Investigators still believe this was a targeted attack as a result of a personal disagreement between persons known to each other. There is no evidence to support that this incident was related to the drug trade.
If you have any information about this Criminal offence investigation or the where-a-bouts of Cody Aubrey LORNTSEN, please contact the Prince George RCMP at(250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at1(800)222-8477.
Written and released by Prince George RCMP