Youth sentenced in drive-by shooting

EDMONTON — An Alberta judge sentenced a teen to 21 months for shooting a German tourist in the head on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

Horst Stewin was driving with his family in a black SUV on Stoney Nakoda First Nation land on Aug. 2, 2018.

A bullet shot from another vehicle then struck Stewin in the head. His SUV veered off the road and crashed into some trees.

The victim was transported back to Germany, where doctors removed eight bullet fragments from his brain.

Courts heard the shooting was likely a case of mistaken identity — and that the accused had been drinking vodka and smoking meth. They shot at the SUV believing it to belong to someone else.

The accused, an 18 year old who cannot be named, was sentenced to 14 months in prison and seven months of house arrest.

He was incarcerated for 15 months before the trial and has been released from jail.

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