At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 5, Meteghan RCMP responded to a report of a shooting that occurred in a home on Peter Dugas Rd. in Meteghan.
Upon arrival at the scene, RCMP officers learned that a 21-year-old Eskasoni man had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg after an altercation with a 29-year-old Dartmouth man. The victim was transported to hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Before officers arrived, Mitchel Mannette fled the residence in a red Honda Civic, bearing Nova Scotia license plate HBT251. Meteghan RCMP has obtained a province-wide arrest warrant for Mannette; he’s charged with:
- Discharge a Firearm with Intent;
- Reckless Discharge of a Firearm;
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon with Ammunition;
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm;
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized;
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle;
- Failure to Comply with a Conditions of a Release Order (3 counts);
Mannette and the victim are known to each other. Investigators believe that the victim was targeted and this was not a random incident.
Mannette is described as 6 feet tall, approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Investigators believe Mannette may be armed.
Anyone who sees Mitchel Mannette is asked to refrain from approaching him and to call police. Anyone with information on his whereabouts, or on the shooting itself, is asked to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
The investigation remains ongoing and further charges are anticipated.