A 22-year-old man was arraigned on two counts of attempted murder in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday after a drive-by shooting late Wednesday afternoon in Dartmouth.
Halifax Regional Police say at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, two men were turning left from Jersey Drive to Portland Street in a blue Ford Escort when a gold-coloured older model vehicle came up next to them and a man fired one shot, putting a bullet hole in the front door.
They weren’t hurt and the driver went home, where he called police. Police said that after speaking with several people, they determined two suspects might be at an apartment building on Novawood Court in Dartmouth. While en route, police said they received reports that four males in a car were waiting in front of the building to harm someone.
All four males were arrested, but police said they aren’t related to the shooting. Two of the four males were charged.
A short time later, officers went into the building and arrested a suspect. Police wouldn’t say if the man charged was suspected of being the shooter or the passenger in the car where the shot came from.
“We know, but that’s part of the investigation right now,” said HRP spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter. “It may jeopardize us locating the other suspect.”
Christopher Greg Fillier of Dartmouth faces a total of six charges for an alleged role in the shooting. He’s also been charged on four weapon related offences.