Canadian Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Wrestling Away Gun, Shooting Suspect

A man in Halifax, Nova Scotia, faces numerous charges—including attempted murder—after wrestling a gun away from a home invasion suspect and shooting him with it.

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  • canminuteman

    That is insane. Take it to a jury and hopefully he will be acquitted.

    • Ron MacDonald

      It will still cost him $100,000 in legal fees. What he should have done was dump the scumbag’s body on the side of a rural road, the police would assume one of his scumbag friends killed.

      • Bla Bla

        That’s the idea. Just like the kangaroo peoples courts of the soviet union, we have our own set of equally ridiculous laws from which we can drag someone through court and punish them through bankruptcy inducing court costs. Just like what ontaristan is about to do to Kevin Johnston.

      • Justin St.Denis

        SSSU – Shoot, Shovel, Shut up

    • It is madness.

      • Tooth&Claw

        Notice they charged him with mis storage of a gun when it wasn’t even his gun. Idiots and plods.

        • My God.

        • tom_billesley

          Why haven’t they charged him with theft of the gun, to boot?

    • Dave

      It’s beyond insane. It surpasses berserk. It’s, it’s…canada.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Legislatively speaking, Much of “Canada” is based upon ignoring/denying human nature and natural law. It has been pointed out before that stupid cannot be fixed.

    • Chris

      Trust me, it doesn’t matter one little bit what a jury may think, according to the way the law is written even approaching someone in a threatening and aggressive manner constitutes assault so the judges instructions to the jury would force them to discount any personal feelings they may have about the facts of the case and render a decision solely based on how our pansy assed laws have been written to make us compliant, submissive and totally reliant on the state for our welfare.

  • Starlord

    Was this guy a drug dealer? One charge is for possession for purpose of trafficking. Anyways the gun and defending yourself charges are insane. Canada is backwards land… he was probably a pot dealer to boot…

    • Alain

      Even if he was a drug dealer or user that is irrelevent in this case, since that is not what he was charged with. He is still entitled, or should be, to self defence. I wouldn’t say Canada is a backwards land, but I can confirm that our government and far too many voters are either hard core leftists or just brain-dead. The land however has not changed.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I would – and do – say Canada is a backwards land in many, many areas. For example, personal property ownership is Canada does not include mi real rights. Tommy Douglas the communist “greatest Canadian” didn’t like the idea, so Canadians never actually OWN the land they purchase like in “real democracies”. I could go on, but the many ways in which Canada is quite literally backwards is genuinely depressing……

        The darker side of speaking several languages is first-hand knowledge that runs counter to popular memes……..

        • Alain

          Yes, but you are also talking about the government (laws) and not the land, and you are right about the lack of private property ownership rights and far too many other areas. I am just saying that had we had the right approach and government, this beautiful land could have become really great. I love the land but not the government or system here.

        • A Hamilton Guy

          Tommy Douglas: A low life POS .CBC ‘s fake greatest Canaedian.

    • TJ

      Also if he was a drug dealer some of the gun crimes could come from a gun they found in the house and not the gun he took from the guys trying to steal the drug stash.

  • Uncommunist

    What are the odds the investigating officer is a pc hire ? … ime, this usually the cause of these farcical ruses by incompetents – hired due to a quota.

    • ntt1

      yep diversity hires make life difficult in action of society.my personal number one irritant is a female file clerk moved sideways into field inspection for BCs worksafe a private company tasked with reducing employers exposure to unsafe work place lawsuits and reducing workers disability payments to the absolute minimum. she will have a shiny hard hat (brain bucket) a crisp shipping creased new hi visability vest and a firm conviction that she knows it all due to her clerk third grade senority.

      • tom_billesley

        Probably the only way her previous workplace could be rid of her.

  • dukestreet

    Unfortunately, this is typical of Canadian law enforcement. Anything can be considered a weapon and you will be charged if you use one as a weapon. Our safety & rights as far as property goes,are non-existent in Canada. In fact, the police are more concerned with people’s feelings than their protection. It’s ridiculous but it’s the way it is. Even throwing spices at a burglar,has gotten people arrested. Hopefully, the jury & judge will have some uncommon common sense and acquit him. It will be expensive and is not right because the criminal always has more rights than the victim of a crime.

    • Uncommunist

      ‘…because the criminal always has more rights than the victim of a crime’. Especially if the criminal is one of the Elite Protected Class

      • Canadian Born

        Only in Canada!

        • Alain

          Not really, because the same nonsense exists in the UK.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Actually, it is LESS ridiculous in the UK. Canadian ridiculousness does not receive the media coverage that British ridiculousness receives because Canadians could be imprisoned for reporting same. I suggest you research Canadian court cases to discover HOW RIDICULOUS are Canada’s legislative profile and justice systems. Orwell and/or Huxley could not have conceived of anything more ridiculous than the “Canadian justice system”. I genuinely wish this was not the case, but it is. And it is why I have maintained dual-citizenship status (at significant cost and trouble). Canada is great IF you have a “Plan B” to GTFO if things get too Canadian for you. 😉

          • Alain

            Good point.

    • Bla Bla

      It’s time the damn rulers join us proletariat and disband their armed guards and security apparatus. I mean, if we are to be disarmed and thrown to the wolves, then they can share in the same misery.

  • That self-defense is considered to be criminal is enough reason to riot.

    • Jabberwokk

      won’t happen. even if it should.

      • (sigh)

        You’re probably right.

        • Jabberwokk

          I wish I wasn’t sir. I wish I wasn’t.

          • Like the UK, the Canadian government doesn’t want people taking their lives into their hands.

  • Ho Hum

    This is disgusting! I hope the police officer(s) involved in his arrest are shot and killed on duty.

    • Bla Bla

      I’d say no. Those officers are only serving a warrant/arrest papers as dictated by the crown attorney and the crown attorney is going directly off the criminal code of canada (and that code is pretty strict in it’s interpretation). The law is shitty, but that’s why our politicians are supposed to be there for us to fix these problems (instead of ruling over us as has been evident over the last couple of years with tali-trudeau)…
      Of course, we won’t get anywhere near fixing the problems creeping up in our country if the fools keep voting for every vote whore that promises them free shit. Free shit gets us closer to venezeula, and then to north korea… Anyways i’m off topic now…

  • vwVwwVwv

    WTF?!

    • El Martyachi

      If this happens to someone who can afford a jury trial, they’re gonna get off. But that’s upwards of 100K. Maybe 1% of the population can afford that.

  • mauser 98
  • mauser 98

    January 20, 2015
    RCMP bans self-defence for NB residents

    “Senior citizen Michael Woodard, who lives in a rural area 40 minutes
    from police, shot at 2 armed intruders and now he faces up to 10 years
    in jail,”

    http://themanatee.net/rcmp-bans-self-defence-for-nb-residents/

  • mauser 98

    January 20, 2011
    ..Man faces jail after protecting home from masked attackers
    ‘surveillance cameras caught the attackers lobbing at least six Molotov cocktails at his house’

    http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/man-faces-jail-after-protecting-home-from-masked-attackers/wcm/5da99c49-f587-45b0-a581-54114523cada

    • Exile1981

      He got of in the end.

      • Alain

        Yes but at great cost financially and emotionally.

  • vimy

    Maybe the crown should charge Khadr with self defense. It almost sounds logical after reading this story. (sarc)

  • tom_billesley

    Why haven’t they charged him with theft of the gun?

  • tom_billesley

    There have been a few cases in the UK where burglars of rural property have encountered someone with a legally held shotgun. In this case in Leicestershire a couple were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but no charges were brought.
    When the burglars were sentenced, they attempted to use their shotgun wounds as mitigating factors.

    He [Judge Michael Pert QC ] said: “I make it plain that, in my judgment, being shot is not mitigation.
    “If you burgle a house in the country where the householder owns a legally held shotgun, that is the chance you take.
    “You cannot come to court and ask for a lighter sentence because of it.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/sep/26/burglars-shot-homeowner-jailed

  • TJ

    It all depends on when he shot him. In the back when running away and no longer a threat or in the middle of the life or death struggle. With those list of charges I wonder if he had another gun in the house and he could not get to it and that is how he can be charged with improper storage of a firearm. If he did not own it then how can he store it anywhere. Then there is the”possession for the purpose of trafficking” charge. Possession of what, the drugs or the gun he took

  • Jabberwokk

    If you break into my house and die….

    if you attack me and you die….

    If you steal from and you die….

    If you threaten and/or attack my loved ones or friends and you die….

    To damn bad you shouldn’t have done that. To believe otherwise puts the power to dictate terms in the hands of murderers and criminals.