On Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a report that a residence in the Westpointe area had been shot. Officers secured the residence which the shot was believed to have originated from and arrested the lone male occupant.

Christopher Chowace-Mitchell (23) a resident of Grande Prairie, has been charged with the following:

  • Reckless discharge of a firearm.
  • Careless use of a firearm.
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm.
  • Possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized.
  • Uttering threats.

Following a judicial hearing, Chowace-Mitchell was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Jan. 4, 2023.