Burin Peninsula RCMP investigation results in attempted murder charge; “shots fired into a Garnish home on Friday”

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Forty-eight-year-old Burin Peninsula resident Christopher Brenton has been charged with attempted murder and multiple other offences following an investigation by Burin Peninsula RCMP into shots fired into a Garnish home on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Police officers responded to the scene at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Brenton was arrested later that evening and remains in custody. He made an initial court appearance on Saturday, August 8, and will appear in court again this afternoon in Grand Bank. He has been charged with Attempted Murder, two counts of Uttering Threats, Possession of a Firearm without a License, Knowingly Possessing a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle, Unsafe Use of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. The investigation is continuing, with further charges expected.

Attempted Murder
(File Photo) Attempted Murder

Detachment police officers, General Investigative Services, Police Dog Services, the Emergency Response Team, Traffic Services East, and the Underwater Recovery Team collaborated on the investigation.

The investigation is continuing and police ask anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact Burin Peninsula RCMP at 709-279-3001 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for “P3 Tips”. Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

Burin Peninsula RCMP

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