Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP investigates report of shots fired in cabin area, man arrested and charged

November 21, 2023
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in Gull Island, a cabin area outside of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, on November 20, 2023, that resulted in the arrest of 26-year-old Jens Piercy. He is charged with a number of serious firearms offences.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday, police received a report indicating Piercy was using a firearm in a dangerous manner on the property of a cabin in Gull Island. RCMP officers from Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Sheshathiu Detachments attended the scene and located Piercy, who had been restrained by a member of the public. He was arrested and a shot gun in his possession was seized.

Piercy was transported to the detachment. Police searched the property of the cabin, which was damaged by gunshots, and located a second firearm outside the property and a number of spent ammunition shells and live rounds.

Piercy attends court today and is charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Pointing a firearm – two counts
  • Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a weapon while prohibited
  • Possession of a firearm while knowing its possession is unauthorized

The investigation is continuing with additional charges expected.


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