Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Canada shooting suspect in custody

Canada shooting suspect in custody

Fredericton deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said Friday the two officers responded to reports of a shooting in an apartment complex at about 7:10 a.m. and found two victims on the ground, a man and woman.

No motive has been disclosed, and police said they were working to determine a link between the gunman and the couple.

Robichaud, 42, had just begun dating Wright, 32, in August.

The two officers killed were Const. Robb Costello, 45, a 20-year police veteran and a father of four, and Const. Sara Mae Burns, 43, a two-year veteran of the Fredericton police force and a married mother of three.

Sean Callahan said he grew up with one of the victims, his cousin Donald Robichaud, in rural New Brunswick.

"He was shooting (up) at the window, then he backed off for a moment, I think he reloaded". "And Donnie, if he even hated you, he'd still give you the shirt off his back - he would help you out", Callahan told CP.

"Robb was the single most positive person I have ever met; and that was obvious to everyone who met him. He wanted to have a party with lots of laughs and happy memories", McLean sad. "And that together we could be part of the solution and not contributors to the problem".

Adams said five police officers moved him out of the building to a nearby Tim Hortons restaurant, where he remained until close to noon.

On Sunday, after police removed the barricades that were blocking their access to the road, Perrin and two others appeared eager to describe what they'd seen and heard.

Other officers arrived on the scene and instituted a lockdown and for several hours, police asked residents to stay away from the scene.

Francis, hiding in her apartment with her stepson, said the whole thing ended just before 9 a.m., when a police officer knocked on her door and escorted her from the building.

RCMP has taken over the investigation, which is ongoing Saturday morning, Fredericton police has said that the Red Cross and the city have found lodging for 50 residents of the apartment complex who have been unable to return to their homes.

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Clark's arraignment was delayed until Friday because he had refused to come out of his cell to appear in court Thursday. The volunteer fire chief also noted that all of the residents in the 14 cabins in Holy Jim Canyon were afraid of Clark.

Religious leaders quickly pulled together the event, held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, as a way to allow the community to grieve.

"Your support, as demonstrated by the flowers and cards that are left in front of the police station is appreciated by us all".

Meantime, police forces across the country had lowered their flags to half-mast in mourning.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the tragedy at the Taste of the Danforth Festival in Toronto Friday night.

But the shooting comes as Canada wrestles with a string of violence, including an instance in Toronto last month where a man with a handgun opened fire in a crowded part of the city, killing two people and wounding 13 before he died in the confrontation.

Horizon Health, which delivers care for New Brunswick's Department of Health, said that Raymond was the only person being treated for injuries related to the shooting.

"And if we could all send them our best love and our best support for our fallen officers who are there protecting us and the people who died in a bad tragedy". She had been an auxiliary officer with the force for a time as well.

"I'm very torn up", he said.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant also personally thanked first responders. Frank Deschenes, who was killed in a roadside crash a year ago, and shared an article about the high rate of suicide among first responders.

"They're still really rattled and kind of nervous to go back there. They put themselves in harm's way to keep all Canadians safe", he said.

"That's not something they could have done without their family's involvement and support", said Williams. O'Brien called for the community to exercise patience as officials investigate what happened.

"It's a way for our community to start rebuilding our faith in community and having a celebration", O'Brien said Saturday.

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