Michael Johnson faces 36 charges after one RCMP officer was run over and another shot during a standoff and shootout at a rural home east of Edmonton on Jan. 6. Trevor Wilson/CBC
The RCMP have now charged a man in connection with a shootout near Tofield, Alta., where two Mounties were injured earlier this month.
Michael Leslie Johnson, 33, faces 36 charges, including four counts of attempted murder, break and enter, resisting arrest and operating a motor vehicle that was dangerous to the public.
RCMP officers went to a rural home east of Edmonton on Jan. 6, while hunting for a man who had stolen a gun and threatened to kill someone.
When they arrived, they found their suspect, but the man managed to slip away from officers before jumping into a truck to escape.
RCMP said the man then drove over Cpl. Travis Ogilvie before getting stuck in a snow bank and exchanging gunfire with other officers, grazing one in the arm.
Johnson, who has a number of gunshot wounds, is receiving medical care, but is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Vegreville on Jan. 27.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now conducting an independent review of what happened that day.
Ogilvie suffered broken bones and internal injuries, but is now recovering at home.
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