RCMP in New Brunswick, with the assistance of police from throughout New Brunswick and other provinces, continue to search for the man believed to be responsible for shooting five RCMP officers on the evening of June 4, 2014. While responding to a complaint in the north end of Moncton, three Codiac Regional RCMP officers were shot and killed. Two other police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The alleged shooter, Justin Bourque, a 24-year-old from Moncton, is still at large. Police continue to advise residents who live in the marked area to stay inside and lock their doors. Motorists are asked to stay away from the area to allow police to do their work.
‘It has been perhaps the darkest day in the history of the New Brunswick RCMP,’ said J Division Commanding Officer A/Commr. Roger Brown. ‘I met with the members’ families this morning and there is nothing to describe the pain that they are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.’
‘I greatly appreciate that people have heeded the warnings, stayed in their homes, locked their doors and kept away from the area,’ continued A/Commr. Roger Brown.
Police want to reiterate that this incident remains critical. Several hundred police officers from across New Brunswick and other provinces have been brought in to help apprehend the man believed to be responsible.
‘The suspected shooter was last seen at approximately 8 a.m. on June 5 in the Gorge/Mountain Road area,’ said Superintendent Marlene Snowman, the Officer in charge of the Codiac Regional RCMP. ‘He was also spotted last night in a wooded area near the Pinehurst sub-division. Police remain in the area and we are continuing to ask residents who live in north Moncton, in an area bordered by Evergreen Drive, Mountain Road, Killam Drive, Berry Mills Road, and the Ryan Road, to remain in their homes.’
Reports of a suspicious man in the Oromocto area have been determined to be unfounded. For safety reasons, the public is asked not to divulge information about the location of police officers on social media. If anyone sees anything unusual in their neighbourhood in the Moncton area they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.