RCMP arrest man, shoot dog

Published on May 27, 2013
Amherst Police issued a seven-day licence suspension after a traffic stop on Park Street over the weekend.

A dog was shot and killed when police were called to investigate a complaint of a man with a gun in Murray Siding.

Yesterday, 5:30 a.m., Colchester RCMP received a 911 call to a residence on Greenfield Road. Upon arrival the RCMP were advised by a female that she was threatened by a man with a gun.

Officers approached the residence and were confronted by the suspect at the front door.  He did not comply with the officer's commands to come out of the house and stated he wanted police to shoot him. A conducted energy weapon (CEW) was deployed after the man failed to comply and show his hands to the officers to demonstrate that he did not have a weapon.  While two officers were arresting the suspect, an aggressive dog charged after a third officer. The dog went to attack the male officer and he fired a shot. The dog was hit in the left shoulder and retreated briefly only to later circle back to attack the officer again. The officer fired a fatal shot at the mixed breed pit-bull type and it died immediately.

Later Sunday evening, RCMP executed a search warrant at the same residence and seized a quantity of marijuana and cash.

A 25-year-old man from Murray Siding is facing a number of Criminal Code Charges including uttering threats, assault, assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.  He will be appearing in Truro Provincial Court at a later date.