Calgary police find loaded gun following road rage incident

A Sunday afternoon drive resulted in road rage with a firearm in Calgary.

On Oct. 9 at around 3:40 p.m., police received reports of a reckless driver threatening another driver with a firearm.

Police believe a pair of friends and their children were driving southbound on Blackfoot Trail S.E. in two different vehicles when a white 2019 Toyota Camry cut in between the pair, causing the trailing party to brake hard to avoid a collision.

Police said the driver of the Camry drove erratically, honking their horn and overtaking over vehicles, then stopping on the roadway and blocking traffic on 42 Avenue S.E.

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“The driver of the Camry then allegedly exited his vehicle, approached the victims, produced a handgun and imitated loading his firearm in preparation to shoot, while shouting profanities at the occupants of the victim vehicles,” a CPS release said Wednesday, noting the driver continued his aggressive driving afterwards before leaving the area.

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Officers found a vehicle matching the description travelling westbound on Glenmore Trail and turning into the Grey Eagle Casino parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the driver into custody.

A search of the vehicle yielded a number of items police seized, including a small loaded handgun with a round in the chamber and multiple .22-calibre ammunition in the magazine.

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The driver had a suspended driver’s license, was wanted on a trespassing warrant from the Grey Eagle Casino, and did not hold a valid firearms license.

Bat Sinh Ly, 46, was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, careless storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and driving while suspended..

Ly was released from custody and is due to appear in court on Nov. 14.

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CPS said the investigation continues and further charges may be laid.

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