I arrived at work today to news the RCMP has made an arrest in last year’s gang-related killing of Brandon (Commando) Prevey in Red Deer.
The RCMP arrested Christopher Fleig, 25, at his Red Deer home yesterday and subsequently charged him with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Red Deer later today.
The RCMP believe Prevey’s shooting death in April 2009 may have stemmed from a long-running dispute he had with Calgary’s FOB gang. Someone shot Prevey, 29, as he sat in his parked vehicle on Ibbitson Close in Red Deer.
What’s curious about Prevey’s case is that he was once a member of the Edmonton-based Crazy Dragons, a gang that has a history of co-operation with FOB. A few years ago, Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta reported that the Crazy Dragons were supplying guns to FOB as the gang waged a bloody war on Calgary streets against the FOB Killers.
I’m working on a story for Wednesday’s Herald that will hopefully contain more details about how Fleig fits into all this, and where the hunt for more suspects stands. Witnesses saw a black Pontiac Pursuit and a black Dodge Ram pickup truck speeding from the scene and believe there were possibly four suspects in all.