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Charges Filed Following Recent Incidents in Saint John

Wed November 20, 2019

35-year old Justin Breau has been charged with attempted murder in relation to a shooting earlier this week. Saint John Police were called to a home on Duke Street West, Sunday morning at 4:30am on November-17-2019. The victim in that shooting remains at the Regional Hospital.

36-year old James Burnside is facing several charges following an armed stand-off at 18 Anglin Drive on Monday, November-18-2019. Burnside is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm while prohibited and failure to comply with an undertaking.

Both Burnside and Breau will return to court at a later date.

In relation to the exchange of gunfire during an incident in the North End on Monday, November-18-2019, 4 people are facing charges. A 20-year old woman is charged with possession of a weapon or imitation thereof in danger to the public peace and failure to comply with an undertaking. A 22-year old man is facing both of the same charges.
2 men, 24 years old, are both facing a charge of possession of a weapon or imitation thereof in danger to the public peace. The exchange of gunfire incident took place near Somerset Street and no one was injured.

All of these incidents remain under investigation by the Major Crime Unit.

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force
jim.hennessy@saintjohn.ca
1-506-632-6138