Canadian Shooting Suspect Arrested After Three Police Officers Killed

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Justin Bourque is in custody after three police officers were killed and two others wounded in New Brunswick.

1. Updated — June 6, 12:15 a.m. ET:

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Marc Grandmaison

3. RCMP in Moncton, New Brunswick, say they have apprehended the suspect, Justin Bourque, in the shootings early Friday morning, The Canadian Press.

4. The shooter killed three police officers and wounded two others.

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Marc Grandmaison

5. A resident in Moncton tweeted that she witnessed the suspect being captured in her backyard.

The swat team arrived at my house and unloaded and started screaming in my backyard for him to surrender and he did. I watched it happen.

— michelle thibodeau (@YourMichelle)

They had him sprawled on my front lawn for some time and then loaded him into the swat vehicle. They are now checking my yard for firearms.

— michelle thibodeau (@YourMichelle)

8. As of Thursday morning, despite being spotted three times, the suspect was still at large.

Suspect spotted this morning 3 times. Police have not been able to apprehend him. Moncton residents told to stay indoors behind locked doors

— CP24 (@CP24)
AP Photo/Moncton Times & Transcript, Ron Ward via The Canadian Press

Police officers take cover behind their vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick.

10. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick tweeted the shooter’s alleged age and name: 24-year-old Justin Bourque.

Codiac RCMP are searching for 24-y-o Justin Bourque of Moncton. Anyone with information call 9-1-1.

— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB)

11. And included this picture of the alleged shooter:

12. After the shooting began, RCMP tweeted for those in the neighborhood to “stay locked inside.”

Shooter still beleived to be in Pinehurst Subdivision area of Moncton. Stay locked inside. Avoid area. #Codiac #RCMPNB

— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB)

14. Helicopters were also seen flying over Moncton, searching for the shooter.

Helicopter has joined ongoing situation. Flew over my house in Moncton

— Will Njoku (@WillNjoku)

15. At least two people who were wounded were taken to the Moncton Hospital, CNN reported.

16. Videos on YouTube posted by Vanessa Bernatchez appear to show the chaos in Moncton, Canada:

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Viktor Pivovarov, Moncton Times & Transcript

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers take cover behind their vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick.

19. A car sits on a road with its windows shattered and blood on the ground.

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Daniel Stevens

20. Constable Dave Ross is reportedly one of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed:

#RCMPNB Const. Dave Ross was one of the victims of the #Moncton shooting on Wednesday night.

— CBC News (@CBCNews)

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