Charges laid in Liard shooting

A Watson Lake man was arrested and charged in Vancouver on Thursday following a home invasion and shooting in Upper Liard on the weekend that sent…

A Watson Lake man was arrested and charged in Vancouver on Thursday following a home invasion and shooting in Upper Liard on the weekend that sent two men to hospital.

Stacey Stanley Cletheroe, 26, was charged with one count of break and enter to commit aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and disguise with intent to commit an offence, according to Whitehorse RCMP.

On Saturday, December 2, Cletheroe and another unknown assailant entered an Upper Liard residence and assaulted the homeowner, who freed himself, grabbed a firearm and shot Cletheroe in the leg.

The second intruder escaped without injury.

At approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, police and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene.

The homeowner was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital with minor injuries and subsequently released.

Cletheroe was transferred to Vancouver for further medical treatment and is scheduled to appear in a Vancouver-area court to hear his charges on Friday afternoon.

The second assailant remains at large.

Whitehorse RCMPs major crimes unit is continuing its investigation.

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