A man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a death in Allendale, N.B.
On September 13, 2021, at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the West District RCMP received a report of a shooting incident on a dirt road in a wooded area in Allendale. A man was located deceased at the scene. He has since been identified as 40-year-old James Robert Paul of Kingsclear First Nation. An autopsy was later conducted and determined he died of a gunshot wound.
The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit attended the scene, as well as specialized policing services such as RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services, Forensic Identification Services and others. On September 14, around 11:00 a.m., a 37-year-old man was arrested in Allendale in connection with the incident.
Francis Gabriel Solomon Junior of Kingsclear First Nation appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court, on September 15, 2021, and was charged with second-degree murder. He was remanded in custody pending an appearance in Fredericton Provincial Court on October 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
The investigation is continuing.