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Update: Vehicle/pedestrian collision deemed an attempted murder

Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Halifax Sunday night.

On October 15 at 7:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a car on the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk in the 1400 block of Lower Water Street. The car drove along the boardwalk towards two men, hitting one. The driver then got out of the car and punched the victim several times, got back in his car and fled the scene. The 19-year-old victim was transported to the hospital by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries.

At 9:42 p.m., a 22-year-old man was arrested at a residence on Majesty Court in Hammonds Plains in relation to the incident and transported to police headquarters for questioning. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the car had gone to the Waterfront to meet a woman he was dating. While waiting in his car for her, two men unknown to him, got into his car and robbed him. He believed that one man had a knife and the other had a gun. The two men exited the car, fled on foot on the boardwalk, which is when the driver followed them with his car, hitting one and then fleeing.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old Hammonds Plains man, faces one count each of attempted murder, assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

A 19-year-old man from Dartmouth, who was the man struck by the car, was arrested last night at approximately 5:20 p.m. at a residence on Jackson Road without incident. He has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and breach of probation. A 19-year-old woman from Dartmouth, who was the woman the man was going to meet on the Waterfront, was arrested last night at approximately 9 p.m. at another residence on Jackson Road without incident. She was not at scene, but set up the incident and has been charged with robbery. A 22-year-old man from Dartmouth was arrested also arrested last night at approximately 9 p.m. at the same residence on Jackson Road without incident. He has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, possession of a

weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm and four counts of breach of a recognizance.

All are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.

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Source: Media Release

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