Firearm discharged at house party on KFN Reserve

Hay River RCMP were called to reports of a gun being discharged at the neighbouring First Nation. (File photo/CKLB.)

A male party-goer on court order not to have firearms shot off a gun after an argument started in the early hours on the K’atl’odeeche First Nation Reserve.

The end result is 28-year-old Ryan Beaulieu was arrested without incident and now faces a host of firearms-related charges.

RCMP stated in a release that Beaulieu’s other counts allege he failed to comply with a probation order, and that he was a “common nuisance endangering life.”

Early Wednesday morning, Hay River RCMP received a report that a firearm had been discharged within the neighbouring reserve.

RCMP stated that, “Police immediately attended the community. Nobody was injured as a result of the discharge. A suspect was identified and located in short order.”

Beaulieu appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance is set for April 2.