Killam, AB – Crimebeat – Updated – Early this morning, the “K” RCMP Division Emergency Response Team (ERT) entered the rural residence near Killam where a search warrant was executed yesterday. They found one adult male deceased inside the home, but have not yet confirmed his identity.
Sawyer Clarke Robison, age 27, was reportedly seen leaving the same residence after four RCMP members from Killam Detachment arrived at the property yesterday afternoon. At this time, his whereabouts is unknown. He is described as being 188 cm in height, 91 kgs in weight, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is very fit in appearance. He may be driving a black, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado with Alberta license plate number UZE 545.
The RCMP now considers him to be a person of interest in the shootings of two RCMP members, and believe he could be armed and dangerous. This individual should be considered a high risk.
Members of the public should not approach him, and are asked to call the RCMP Tip Line at 1- 780-385-3502 or 911 immediately to report any sightings of him or the vehicle. Sgt WEBB of the RCMP stated that “It would be in Robison’s best interests to call the nearest RCMP Detachment as soon as possible to make arrangements to speak with the investigators. ”
The “K” Division Emergency Response Team (ERT), with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service ERT, continues its search of the residences and outbuildings on the property.
The two RCMP members who were shot yesterday, Cst. Sheldon Shah and Cst. Sidney Gaudette, of the Killam Detachment have both undergone surgery and are recovering in hospital in Edmonton.
The RCMP continues to deploy ERT, Air Services, Serious Crimes Branch, and members from several adjacent detachments in this investigation. The “K” Division Major Crimes Unit is responsible for carriage of the criminal investigation resulting from this event.
This incident has been referred to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), an independent agency mandated to investigate all incidents that involve serious injury or death that may have resulted from the actions of the police.