Warrants issued for Darren James Bauer, 33, after Stettler man shot on New …

The man Mounties wanted in connection to a New Year’s Eve shooting in Stettler didn’t make it very far: he was busted in Calgary New Year’s Day.

Darren James Bauer, 33, is now on his way to the Airdrie RCMP detachment, courtesy of their friends among Calgary’s Finest.

Mounties said Calgary police spotted a suspect in a stolen truck, pulled him over and took him into custody with little fuss about 4:15 p.m., Thursday.

Bauer was wanted on 12 Canada-wide warrants, including attempted murder, firearms and property offences, after allegedly shooting a 37-year-old man in the northwest area of Stettler just before 5 p.m., Wednesday.

The victim was flown to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance in serious but not life-threatening condition.

Witnesses reported a collision between two vehicles just prior to the shooting, and the gunman was last seen fleeing in a blue, Dodge quad-cab pickup.

RCMP warned at the time Bauer should be considered armed and dangerous.

Both the victim and the suspect are known to police, and RCMP said the shooting was not random.

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