Two brothers facing several charges in shootout with police west of Edmonton Saturday afternoon


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Two brothers are facing a slew of charges after a shootout with Edmonton police Saturday afternoon that prompted an emergency alert.

The two men were being pursued by police officers just after 12 p.m. for reports of a stolen vehicle at 218 Street and Stony Plain Road when the suspects rammed the vehicle into the police cruiser and fled west of the city into Parkland County.

The suspects then turned off Highway 16A onto Secondary Grid Road 628 near Enoch Cree Nation and exchanged gunfire with an Edmonton police officer in an unmarked vehicle before fleeing the scene. After a search involving the police helicopter, RCMP officers and drones, the two suspects were located hiding in a nearby tree area and taken into custody.

An Alberta RCMP armoured vehicle is seen leaving the area after police exchanged gunfire with a pair of “armed and dangerous” suspects west of Edmonton on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
An Alberta RCMP armoured vehicle is seen leaving the area after police exchanged gunfire with a pair of “armed and dangerous” suspects west of Edmonton on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Photo by Greg Southam /Postmedia

Ryan David Goebel, 32, is facing seven charges including assault with a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, flight from a peace officer and operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited.


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Cody Gregory Goebel, 31, was the passenger in the vehicle and charged with assaulting a peace officer, discharging a firearm with intent to evade arrest and breaching conditions of a release order.

Both men are also facing charges of theft under $5,000, unsafe transportation of a firearm and additional drug-related charges are pending.

Cody Goebel was treated and transported to hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound and Ryan Goebel was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. No officers were injured during the shootout.

ASIRT, Alberta’s police watchdog, has taken lead on the investigation as a result of the police involvement.

The chase prompted a shelter in place emergency alert to be issued by the province for residents in the immediate area which was in place for several hours and lifted around 4:30 p.m. after the suspects were apprehended.

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