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Police locate discarded gun in west Edmonton, charges pending against man

A man allegedly broke into a vehicle, then got locked in and shot his way out

Police have located a gun they say was discarded in west Edmonton's La Perle neighbourhood early Tuesday morning following an alleged car break-in. 

Officers responded to a report of a break-in to a vehicle around 12:15 a.m. in the area of 96 Avenue and 180 Street, according to a press release from police.

The vehicles owner said she witnessed the male suspect inside her vehicle and then locked the doors remotely, confining the suspect inside.

The man allegely shot a long-barrelled firearm through the vehicle's window to escape, the bullet shattering the window and hitting a nearby home. He then allegedly fled on foot before he was apprehended a block away.

Police recovered the gun with the help of the EPS Search Managers Unit.

Charges are pending against the 32-year-old suspect.

Police say no one was injured in the incident.

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