Police Arrest Man Who Shot Employee at Edmundston Business
UPDATED STORY: 5-28, 11:49 (ET):
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break and enter and a shooting at a business in Edmundston. Shortly after midnight Monday, the Edmundston Police Force responded to a break-in at a warehouse on the Canada Road where an armed man allegedly shot at and injured an employee.
Police say the intruder stole a company vehicle and left the scene. The vehicle went off the road near the Trans-Canada Highway, and the suspect fled on foot. The New Brunswick RCMP's Police Dog Services were called to help in the search for the man, but he was not located at the time.
Shortly after 10 o'clock Monday night, Edmundston Police located a man believed to be the suspect, driving another stolen vehicle. West District RCMP responded to assist, and deployed a spike belt on the Trans-Canada Highway between Edmundston and Saint-Léonard. Police say the vehicle was brought to a stop and the man exited the vehicle with a gun.
A short time later, the man allegedly took actions that were threatening, and an officer discharged a firearm towards the man. He suffered what police called non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital, where he remains.
Edmundston Police are searching for an armed man who allegedly broke into a local business at night and shot an employee who showed up to investigate.
Police say a caller reported the break-in at a warehouse on Canada Road in Edmundston shortly after midnight Monday. A male employee had entered the warehouse and encountered the intruder inside the building, according to the report.
The suspect allegedly fired a gun at the employee who was later treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Police say the armed man stole a company vehicle and left the scene. The man then crashed the vehicle near the TransCanada Highway before apparently fleeing on foot.
Edmundston police say the male suspect is described as a 30-year-old English-speaking Caucasian with a dark complexion. He is somewhere between 5'10 '' and 6' tall with an athletic stature. He has short hair, a mustache, and tattoos on his neck and a possible chin injury. Police say he may also have a strong smell of gasoline.
The Edmundston Police Force is urging the public to report any suspicious individual to the police at 506.739.2100.