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Update: More charges laid in Berwick shooting incident

The RCMP has laid additional charges in relation to an incident between an RCMP officer and a 26-year-old man on December 11 that resulted in the discharge of a firearm.

The incident occurred on Hwy. 101 at Exit 15 and followed a traffic stop. Highway 101 was closed in the area until 6 p.m. on December 12 as the RCMP searched the area.

Police have continued to search the area near Parker Condon Rd. since the incident occurred and on December 17, they located a firearm near the area where the suspect was located and arrested by police.

The driver, Dhari Salman Shalaan, 26, of Halifax, was charged on December 12 with Escaping Lawful Custody, Assaulting a Peace Officer, and Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer. He was remanded into custody following his court appearance on December 14. The matters were then set over to December 20. The following new charges have been laid against Shalaan:

  • Impeding Performance of Duty, Using Violence
  • Impeding Performance of Duty, Threatening to use Violence
  • Use a Firearm, During Flight From Police
  • Carry, Handle, Transport or Store a Restricted Weapon, in a Careless Manner
  • Point a Firearm
  • Possession a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to the Public Peace
  • Carry a Concealed Weapon
  • Possess a Firearm, Without Being the Holder of a License
  • Possession of  a Firearm While Prohibited From Doing So

The passenger, Treyton Alexander Marsman, 21, of Lakeside, was charged with Obstruction on December 12. He was remanded into custody and was released on December 18, on conditions. He is scheduled to return to Kentville Provincial Court on January 29, 2019.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing, and this matter is the subject of an investigation by the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team, or SiRT.

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Source : Media Release

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