Update: Fourth individual arrested in shot fired incident; man facing 21 charges

December 6, 2023
Moncton, New Brunswick

News release

Update: On November 15, 2023, Ryan Michael Shanks was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of firearms charges, drug trafficking charges, and more. Following his release, he will be subject to a firearm prohibition for ten years.

Original news release from November 3, 2022:


A fourth individual has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into a shot fired in the Weldon Street area of Moncton, N.B.

On November 2, 2022, the Codiac Regional RCMP arrested a fourth individual, a 39-year-old man from Moncton, in connection with their investigation.

On November 3, Ryan Michael Shanks appeared in Moncton Provincial court and was charged with 21 charges, including three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, failure to comply with a release order, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and several more weapons offences.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on November 7 for a bail hearing.

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 gunshot 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 other individuals were also 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.


Contact information

Sgt. Mathieu Roy
Codiac Regional RCMP

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