Two men from Fredericton, N.B., have been charged in connection with a shooting incident and an Alert Ready in the Hanwell area.
On December 2, 2022, at approximately 4:30 a.m., members of the Oromocto RCMP and Fredericton Police Force responded to a report of shots fired on Leafwood Drive in the Hanwell Trailer Park. Two individuals were taken to hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. An Alert Ready message was issued for the Fredericton and Oromocto areas at 10:46 a.m.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man was arrested in the Longs Creek area in connection with the investigation.
Later the same day, Blake Holt appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court and was charged with:
- Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose
- Flight from police
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a restricted firearm
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Theft under $5000
- Possession of a firearm
- Failure to comply with a release order
He returned to court on December 8, and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court again on January 30, 2023.
On December 6, a 41-year-old man was also arrested in Fredericton in connection with the investigation.
The same day, Jesse Joe appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court and was charged with:
- Assault with a weapon
- Pointing a firearm
- Uttering Threats
He returned to court on December 8, and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court again on December 15.
The investigation is ongoing.