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Police charge third man in relation to shooting

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Police charge third man in relation to shooting

Investigators in the Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division have charged a third man in relation to a shooting that occurred on August 9 in Halifax.

On August 9 at approximately 12:35 a.m. police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row in Halifax. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed that a shooting had taken place.​ Shortly after the initial call, at 12:40 a.m., officers located and arrested two male suspects inside Royal Artillery Park in Halifax. A Police Service Dog conducted a track and located a handgun inside Royal Artillery Park.

At 1:20 a.m. that same night police were advised that a 27-year-old male victim, with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound, had arrived at the QEII Hospital.

Jayree Vontaze Downey, 18, of Dartmouth appeared in court today to face the following charges in relation to this incident:

  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to Section 88(1) of the criminal code
  • Carrying a concealed weapon contrary to Section 90(1) of the criminal code
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to Section 91(1) of the criminal code
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized contrary to Section 92(1) of the criminal code
  • Possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been tampered contrary to Section 108(1)(b) of the criminal code
  • Possession of a loaded firearm contrary to Section 95(1) of the criminal code
  • Resist arrest contrary to Section 129(a) of the criminal code
  • Attempt murder contrary to Section 239 of the criminal code
  • Accessory after the fact contrary to Section 463(a) of the criminal code

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020.​ Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

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