At 4pm yesterday, police responded to Ruben Crt. in Dartmouth to a report of a male waving a handgun. The accused, age 18, was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Ammunition and drugs were found on his person and, a 9MM handgun that he dropped while fleeing police was located nearby.
Investigators learned that the accused pointed and pulled the trigger at least twice during the confrontation attempting to shoot the victim. The firearm thankfully malfunctioned this afternoon during this attempted murder.
The confrontation was the result of the victim’s sister identifying the accused, as a person who committed a home invasion at her residence on the 100 block on Kennedy Dr. on August 8th.
A 21 year old male was present during tonight’s incident and, was also identified as a participant in the Aug 8th home invasion. He was arrested at the scene.
The 18 year old accused charged with the following offences:
239(1)(a) CC attempt murder
267(a) CC assault
87(2)(a) CC pointing a firearm
88(1) CC possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
91(2) CC unauthorized possession of a firearm
90(2)(a) CC carrying concealed weapon
86(1) CC careless use of firearm
92 CC possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
95(2)(a) CC possession or restricted firearm with ammunition
Charges from the home invasion, August 8th
1) Home Invasion – s. 348.1 CC
2) Robbery with firearm – s. 344(a) CC
3) Uttering Threats x3 – s. 264.1(1)(a) CC
4) Assault with a weapon x3 – s. 267(a) CC
5) Pointing a firearm x3 – s. 87(2a) CC
6) Possession Weapon Dangerous to Public – s. 88(1) CC
7) Unauthorized Possession of firearm – s. 91(2) CC
8) Possession of firearm with no license/certificate – s. 92(1) CC
9) Carrying concealed weapon – s. 90(2)(a) CC
10) Careless use of a firearm – s. 86(1) CC
All will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.
Through the course of the investigation into yesterday’s incident, a third person involved in the original home invasion on August 8 was arrested without incident in the 0-100 block of Ruben Court in Dartmouth at 10:35 p.m. last night. The 30-year-old Dartmouth man is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today where he will face charges of robbery and, breach of probation.
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