On July 19, 2022, at 5:34 p.m., Ponoka RCMP responded to a report of a shooting that occurred in the 5500 block of 50 St., in Ponoka. As a result of this investigation, Ryken Rairdan of Ponoka is charged with aggravated assault and firearms related offences. 

Ponoka RCMP’s efforts to locate Rairdan have been unsuccessful and they have obtained a warrant for his arrest for the above noted charges. 

Ryken Rairdan is described as:

  • 5’9” tall 
  • Slim build 
  • Light complexion 
  • Brown hair
  • Green eyes 
  • Cursive tattoo on his right hand and a diamond tattoo on his right forearm

Rairdan is believed to be armed and dangerous—do not approach and call 911. If you know the whereabouts of Rairdan, please contact Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4471 or your local police. . If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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