Colchester District RCMP investigates suspicious death, arrest of suspect handed over to SiRT

September 18, 2017
Bayhead, Nova Scotia

News release

Shortly before midnight, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Clarks Rd., Bayhead.

Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased female. A male suspect was located by members shortly after. The man drove off in a vehicle and police followed.

The man was located near Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche. Officers verbally engaged with the man who was inside his vehicle when gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded. He has been taken to hospital for treatment and remains in police custody. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

The Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation into the suspicious death.

The RCMP has referred the shooting incident to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) who has taken over the investigation. Given the matter is now being investigated by SiRT, the RCMP is unable to discuss further details.

Both scenes are currently being held by police.

When possible, further information about the suspicious death will be shared.

There is no risk to public safety at this time.


Contact information

Sgt. Alain LeBlanc
Acting Provincial Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-3547

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