Vehicle of shooting suspect found near Perth-Andover, search for suspect still underway

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RCMP say officers have located a red Toyota Tacoma of the suspect between Plaster Rock and Perth-Andover in New Brunswick on Saturday morning. (CBC - image credit)
RCMP say officers have located a red Toyota Tacoma of the suspect between Plaster Rock and Perth-Andover in New Brunswick on Saturday morning. (CBC - image credit)

This story has been updated to remove the name and photos of the suspect after police arrested him on June 13, 2021, but haven't laid any charges in the case.

You can read the latest version of the story here.

The RCMP have located the vehicle of the suspect involved in a shooting near Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick. The vehicle was found between Plaster Rock and Perth-Andover on Saturday morning.

Police on Saturday night announced that the alert message it issued for those three regions was no longer active — but that they are still investigating the incident and searching for the suspect, a 25-year-old man.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached; RCMP said anyone who sees the suspect should call 911 immediately.

In a series of tweets, RCMP said it is "always prepared to issue an Alert Ready message in the event of a serious risk to public safety. An Alert Ready message will be issued should there be a need."

RCMP said officers responded to a complaint of a man who pointed and fired a firearm in Medford, N.B., around 7:20 p.m. AT Friday.

The man fled in a vehicle and headed south. Around 8:05 p.m. AT, police attempted to stop the suspect on Route 105 in Tobique Narrows, which is about 10 kilometres south of Medford. RCMP said the suspect fired at police, and the police vehicle was hit, but no one was injured.

"The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on a nearby road in a wooded area," RCMP said.

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The communities are located on the western side of the province close to the Canada-United States border.

The Mounties issued a regional alert at 9:26 p.m. AT warning Friday that it was responding to a shooting.

"Lock doors, stay away from windows and shelter in place," the RCMP said in the alert.

Police ID suspect

In a second alert issued at 9:56 p.m. AT Friday, the RCMP identified the suspect.

The RCMP also tweeted that the suspect was in a red Toyota Tacoma and that a search for him was underway in the Tobique Narrows area.

The search is continuing Saturday.

"Anyone who sees him, should not approach him but call police immediately," said Cpl. Hans Ouellette.

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