A man has been arrested and charged after a series of random attacks at the Kingsway Mall parking lot in Edmonton on Tuesday night.
A woman leaving Kingsway Mall was approached by a masked man carrying a firearm around 7:15 p.m. The man attempted to rob the woman, who ran to an occupied vehicle nearby and was let inside by the driver, said Edmonton Police Service in a media release.
The suspect approached the vehicle and pointed the gun at the driver, who drove away and called 911.
The suspect then approached and confronted another man who was unlocking his bicycle and shot the man, who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Following the altercation, the suspect carjacked a white GMC truck after pointing the firearm at the lone female driver. The woman was able to exit the truck and run into the mall for safety.
The suspect fled the parking lot in the stolen truck, striking a parked vehicle and continuing eastbound at a high rate of speed, ultimately colliding with a building on the southeast corner of the traffic circle at 101 Street and 118 Avenue, said EPS in the release.
The man fled the scene on foot and was caught by police, who came across the collision on their way to respond to the incidents at Kingsway Mall. The suspect was found to be in possession of multiple rounds of ammunition, 27 grams of methamphetamine and a sawed-off shotgun.
The suspect, Dakota Jackson Grey, 28 is facing more than 20 criminal charges including two counts of robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, possession of stolen property, nine other firearms-related charges and two breaches of release order.
At the time of the offences, Grey was on a release order for aggravated assault with a firearm and has a lifetime firearms prohibition and a weapons prohibition.