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Canada Alberta man who fired warning shot at suspected thief facing lawsuit

01:25  25 september  2019
01:25  25 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Copy link. A southern Alberta man who shot at suspected thieves on his rural property is being sued by one of the people. A statement of claim says Ryan Watson entered Edouard Maurice’s It says that when he and an accomplice were discovered, Maurice fired a warning shot that struck Watson’s arm.

CALGARY—A southern Alberta man who shot at suspected thieves on his rural property is being It says that when he and an accomplice were discovered, Maurice fired a warning shot that struck Watson’s arm. “Without warning , the defendant attempted to scare the said plaintiff by shooting a

a person posing for the camera: A southern Alberta man who had charges dropped against him last year after firing shots at suspected thieves on his rural property is being sued by a man who was wounded in the incident. © Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press A southern Alberta man who had charges dropped against him last year after firing shots at suspected thieves on his rural property is being sued by a man who was wounded in the incident.

A southern Alberta man who shot at suspected thieves on his rural property is being sued by one of the people.

A statement of claim says Ryan Watson entered Edouard Maurice's property near Okotoks on Feb. 25, 2018.

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It says that when Watson was discovered and attempted to flee, Maurice fired a warning shot in the man's direction that struck his right forearm, causing severe damage.

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The rural Alberta homeowner says he constantly wonders if someone is watching his house, five months after spotting suspected thieves on his property, firing a .22 rifle and being charged when one man He has insisted he intended to fire a warning shot at the ground, away from the alleged thief .

Less than two weeks before the February 23 shooting that left Ahmaud Arbery dead, a suspect arrested in the case had a confrontation with an unidentified African American man who had entered a neighboring house under construction, according to an attorney for the house's owner.

The claim alleges the injury was caused by Maurice's negligence.

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Maurice was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offences, but the Crown stayed the charges.

Watson pleaded guilty earlier this year to mischief and breaching probation and was sentenced to 45 days that he had already served.

The lawsuit has not been proven in court and no statement of defence has been filed.

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