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(Update) Police charge two men in relation to shooting  

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Update August 13, 2019

The third suspect arrested in relation to the incident was released without charges. The investigation is still ongoing, and 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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Police charge two men in relation to shooting

Investigators in the Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division have charged two men 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.

Devonte Denzel McNeil, 26, of Dartmouth appeared in court today to face the following charges in relation to this incident:

Careless use of a firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the criminal codePointing a firearm contrary to Section 87 of the criminal codePossession of a weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to Section 88(1) of the criminal codeCarrying a concealed weapon contrary to Section 90(1) of the criminal codeUnauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to Section 91(1) of the criminal codeUnauthorized possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized contrary to Section 92(1) of the criminal codePossession of a loaded firearm contrary to Section 95(1) of the criminal codeAttempt murder contrary to Section 239(1)(a) of the criminal codeDischarge firearm contrary to Section 244.2(1)(b) of the criminal code

Demarqus Shane Beals, 30, of Dartmouth appeared in court today to face the following charges in relation to this incident:

Attempt murder contrary to Section 239(1)(a) of the criminal codeAccessory to commit an indictable offence contrary to Section 463(a) of the criminal code

The third suspect has been arrested and is currently in police custody. Investigators do not believe this was a random act.

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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