January 15th, 2021

Manhunt over: Suspect wanted in New Brunswick shooting arrested in Nova Scotia


By The Canadian Press on January 6, 2021.

Police in New Brunswick are warning residents about a man carrying firearms who is wanted for a shooting Monday near a high school in Riverview.The RCMP have distributed an Alert Ready message to the Greater Moncton area, saying 24-year-old Jansen Bryan Baker, shown in a handout photo, intends to use the firearms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP MANDATRY CREDIT

AMHERST, N.S. – Police in northern Nova Scotia have arrested a shooting suspect who remained at large for almost 19 hours after a man was wounded by gunfire Tuesday near a high school in southeastern New Brunswick.

Police in both provinces issued Alert Ready emergency messages warning residents that 24-year-old Janson Bryan Baker was armed with weapons “with intent to use them.”

Today at 9:37 a.m., the New Brunswick RCMP sent a tweet saying Baker’s vehicle had been found abandoned in Amherst, N.S., which is 72 kilometres south of Moncton and is close to the New Brunswick border.

At 12:05 p.m., another alert said the suspect had been arrested, and the New Brunswick RCMP confirmed Baker had been apprehended without incident in Amherst.

The shooting on Tuesday occurred just after 5 p.m. near Riverview High School, where a man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 6, 2021.

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