A man faces charges in connection with a Canada Day shooting in Dartmouth
On July 1 at 10:07 p.m., a man suffering from a single gunshot to his leg approached officers working the Canada Day concert at Alderney Landing. He was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later released. Officers never located the area where the shooting took place and received little cooperation from the victim. It was later determined that the victim was carrying a loaded firearm in his shorts and shot himself while handling the firearm. The firearm was never recovered.
Yesterday, investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Section laid charges against 19-year-old Markel Jason Downey of Cole Harbour. He will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today to face eight weapons-related charges.