A 40-year-old man has been charged and two more individuals have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a shot fired in the Weldon Street area of Moncton, N.B.
On October 25, 2022, at approximately 12:45 p.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to a report that a gun shot had been heard near the intersection of Main and Weldon Street, in Moncton. When police arrived, they discovered that an office building on Weldon Street appeared to have been struck by a bullet. There was no report of injuries.
Police secured the area and were quickly able to determine that the incident was isolated and that there was no active threat to the greater public. Police also identified individuals of interest in their investigation.
"At the time, the incident did not meet the criteria for an Alert Ready message," says Sgt. Mathieu Roy with the Codiac Regional RCMP. "The RCMP in New Brunswick is always ready to issue an Alert Ready message should there be a need, or if there is an immediate risk to public safety."
A number of roads in the area were closed to the public while police were responding, but have since reopened and the public was advised that they could safely resume normal activities.
Later the same day, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 51-year-old man from Grand-Barachois and a 32-year-old woman from Moncton were arrested on Dieppe Boulevard, in Dieppe, as part of the investigation. The man and woman were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on February 17, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
On October 26, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a 40-year-old man from Moncton was arrested at a home on Savoie Street, in Moncton, in connection with the investigation.
On October 27, Jason Marc McGraw appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm while being reckless, and being unlawfully at large. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on October 31, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., for a bail hearing.
"We are still actively investigating the incident and will keep updating the public when we are able to," says Sgt. Mathieu Roy. "We want to thank the public for their cooperation, and we especially appreciated their assistance in sharing our information as quickly as possible."
Specialized policing services attended the scene including the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Codiac RCMP General Investigations Section. The Codiac RCMP Crime Reduction Unit also provided assistance with the arrests.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation in ongoing.