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Charges laid in Sunday morning shooting

Five people were arrested at the scene, one is being charged with attempted murder
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A man is being charged with attempted murder in a Dartmouth shooting Sunday morning.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the area of Portland Street and Portland Hills Drive just before 5:30 a.m. where they found a 27-year-old woman with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arrested five men at the scene.

Spencer Sinclair Thompson, 37, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Attempted murder
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Aggravated assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Discharge firearm with intent
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited weapon
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Unsafe storage contrary to regulations (two counts)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized (two counts)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to firearm prohibition (six counts)

Durrell Samuel Diggs, 24, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage contrary to regulations (two counts)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Possession contrary to firearm prohibition (three counts)

The other three, aged 25, 26 and 28, will appear in court at a later date to face charges in relation to the incident. Police did not provide any details on what those charges will be.

Anyone with information or video from the area is asked to call 902-490-5020 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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