Halifax Regional Police have charged a third man in connection to a shooting that happened near Spring Garden Road last week.
On Aug. 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to possible gun shots in the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row.
Two male suspects were arrested a short time later inside Royal Artillery Park. Officers also located a handgun with the help of a Police Service Dog.
That same evening, just after 1:20 a.m., a 27-year-old male victim arrived at the QEII hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Police have now charged a third suspect, Jayree Vontaze Downey, 18, of Dartmouth.
He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday to face a laundry list of charges including:
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been tampered
- Possession of a loaded firearm
- Resisting arrest
- Attempted murder
- Accessory after the fact
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.