The Aldergrove man accused of firing several shots after a dispute with a neighbour has been released on bail.
Slade Berggren, 20, appeared in court Friday and was released. He was initially facing a number of firearms charges, and uttering threats, but those charges have now been replaced with just two: unlawfully discharging a firearm and use of a firearm during an offense.
Berggren is due back in court on Sept. 19 to fix a trial date.
The incident involved vandalism and the death of more than 20,000 chickens at a neighbouring farm. The farm owner went to talk to Berggren about the incident, and shortly after that neighbours heard shots.
The Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team was called out, and Berggren was arrested.
There is no indication yet if the deaths of the chickens was an accident, or deliberate sabotage. Farmer Corey Spitters, whose son-in-law owned the chickens, said a breaker was flipped that killed the barns ventilation system. The chickens suffocated in the hot barn.
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