Update - January 6, 2012 (4:19 p.m.)
Jerrell Shephard was arrested without incident at approximately 3:30 p.m in Dartmouth. The arrest occurred after police were contacted and arrangements were made for Mr. Shephard to turn himself in.
Police Continue Search for Jerrell Shephard(2:36 p.m.)
Police continue to search for Jerrell Shephard in connection with the shooting in Dartmouth on January 1. At 12:34 a.m., police responded to a report of a male being shot at the Metro Transit bus terminal on Wyse Road. Officers located a 16-year-old male youth suffering from gun shot wounds and he was taken to hospital. Investigators believe the victim was walking with friends when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect engaged the victim in conversation which led to a confrontation and shots being fired. The suspect fled on foot towards Nantucket Avenue. On January 3, investigators with the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section laid charges against 18-year-old Jerrell Ervin Shephard in connection with this incident. The charges include attempted murder as well as a number of weapons related offences. A picture of Shephard, which was taken when he was a youth, was released pursuant to an order under section 110(4) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The order permits the use of the picture for five days or until the time he is apprehended (if inside of five days). The order expires at midnight on Saturday, January 7, 2012 and everyone is reminded that they must cease using the picture and remove it from any internet/social media sites by that time. Jerrell Shephard is considered armed and dangerous and members of the public shouldn’t approach him or try to take matters into their own hands. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 490-5016 or their local police agency. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.