Two people have been charged after RCMP from three detachments responded to an armed robbery and shots fired incident around 4 a.m. Monday morning in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin.
According to RCMP, a man and a woman met up earlier in the morning in St. Malo. They were in a vehicle together when another vehicle pulled up and a male suspect pointed a firearm at the man and demanded money. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The woman in the first vehicle left shortly after in her own vehicle.
The victim then left the scene and contacted a friend. They both returned to the area to try and locate the suspect and the woman, but they were no longer in the area. They then headed towards the woman's home in Emerson-Franklin and while en route, they came across the suspect vehicle parked near the home.
While one of the men was walking towards the suspect vehicle, a shot was fired in his direction, and he returned to his vehicle and called police.
RCMP officers from Morris, Emerson and St-Pierre Joly immediately responded, and a man and woman were arrested without incident. Two firearms were also seized.
A 48-year-old woman from the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin has been charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unsafe Storage of Firearms, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x2.
A 64-year-old man from the RM of East St. Paul has been charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Discharge Firearm with Intent x2, Pointing a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Unsafe Storage of Firearms x2, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x2.
Investigation is ongoing.