Moncton man charged with attempted murder, other offences in connection with January 5 shooting incident

Riverview, New Brunswick – A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder with a firearm and numerous other offences following a shooting incident in Riverview that occurred at the beginning of January 2021.

On January 5, at about 5:15 p.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to a shooting incident near the Riverview High School that sent a 35-year-old man to hospital with serious injuries.Following an extensive search and an emergency alert message that was issued to the public, a suspect was arrested in Amherst, N.S., the next morning.

(File Photo) Shooting

On February 24, Janson Bryan Baker of Moncton was charged in Moncton Provincial Court with 16 offences in connection with the shooting incident.

attempt to commit murder

causing bodily harm with intent

two counts of robbery

two counts of pointing a firearm

aggravated assault

possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

unauthorized possession in motor vehicle

possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition

possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence

unauthorized possession of a firearm

possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

possession of property obtained by crime

possession of a firearm contrary to order

contravention of firearm storage regulations

He was also charged with 16 other offences investigated by the Southeast District RCMP and Codiac Regional RCMP in relation to several incidents that occurred between November 21, 2020 and January 5, 2021. Some of those charges include armed robbery, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, theft of a vehicle and possession of stolen property.

Janson Bryan Baker remains in custody at a federal institution and is scheduled to return to court on March 10.

“We would once again like to thank the public for their help with this investigation, says Cpl. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP. “Their sharing of information from our Alert Ready messages made sure the public was aware of what was happening and what police were doing.”

The investigations are continuing.

New Brunswick RCMP

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