A 40-year-old man has been charged with 26 additional offences in connection with an ongoing investigation into a shot fired in the Weldon Street area of Moncton, N.B.
Jason Marc McGraw, from Moncton, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on October 27, 2022, and was charged with careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm while being reckless, and being unlawfully at large. On October 31, Jason Marc McGraw returned to court and was charged with 26 additional charges, including multiple counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, multiple counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and several more weapons offences.
The man was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on December 6, 2022, to enter a plea.
The charges stem from an investigation into an incident on October 25, when 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. When police arrived, they discovered that an office building on Weldon Street appeared to have been struck by a bullet. There has been no report of injuries in connection with the incident.
Three individuals have been arrested in connection with the investigation. A 51-year-old man from Grand-Barachois, a 32-year-old woman from Moncton, and a 40-year-old man also from Moncton. The woman and 51-year-old man were released on conditions pending a future court appearance.
On October 27, 2022, at approximately 4 p.m., police executed a search warrant at a home on Savoie Street, in Moncton, as part of the investigation. During the search, police seized a rifle, a loaded and unsecured handgun and revolver, two prohibited weapons, as well as a substantial quantity of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine, and quantities of what is believed to be fentanyl and various other drugs.
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.