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Charges laid in relation to Spring Garden Road shooting (update)

The shooting occurred last Friday, August 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m.
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(Matthew Moore/HalifaxToday.ca)

UPDATE: RCMP released Tuesday morning that the third suspect arrested in relation to the incident was released without charges.

 

The shooting occurred last Friday, August 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Police responded to possible gun shots in the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row, and confirmed that a shooting had taken place.

Shortly later, HRP located and arrested two male suspects 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 QUEII hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police have charged Devonte Denzel McNeil, 26, and Demarqus Shane Beals, 30, both of Dartmouth.

McNeil is facing a long list of charges, as follows:
Careless use of a firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the criminal code
Pointing a firearm contrary to Section 87 of the criminal code
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 loaded firearm contrary to Section 95(1) of the criminal code
Attempted murder contrary to Section 239(1)(a) of the criminal code
Discharge firearm contrary to Section 244.2(1)(b) of the criminal code

Beals is facing charges of attempted murder contrary to Section 239(1)(a) of the criminal code, and accessory to commit an indictable offence contrary to Section 463(a) of the criminal code.

Both men appeared in court today.

A third suspect has been arrested and is in police custody, but has not been named.

Police do not believe this was a random act, and are asking anyone with information to call police at 902-490-5020 or submit a tip to Crime Stoppers.




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