UPDATE: OPP Investigates Shooting in Espanola – Additional People Charged

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(ESPANOLA, ON) – Members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made additional arrests in relation to a January 21, 2021 shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola, in which one person was injured. Three people were charged following the incident.

After further investigation, four more people were arrested and charged April 22, 2021.

Damien BOURCIER, 39 years-of-age, from Espanola was charged with:

  • Assault With A Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Disguise With Intent, contrary to section 351(2) of the CC
  • Robbery Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the CC
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC
  • Firearm – Use While Committing Offence, contrary to section 85(1)(a) of the CC
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC

Tyler GAUDREAU, 38 years-of-age, from Espanola was charged with:

  • Assault With A Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Disguise With Intent, contrary to section 351(2) of the CC
  • Robbery Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the CC
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC
  • Firearm – Use While Committing Offence, contrary to section 85(1)(a) of the CC
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC

Lindsey THIBOUTOT, 36 years-of-age, from Espanola was charged with:

  • Assault With A Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Disguise With Intent, contrary to section 351(2) of the CC
  • Robbery Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the CC
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC
  • Firearm – Use While Committing Offence, contrary to section 85(1)(a) of the CC
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC

Michael GUAY, 42 years-of-age, of Espanola, was charged with:

  • Robbery – Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the CC.

All four accused persons will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Espanola on April 23, 2021.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the OPP Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch. Also assisting in this investigation is the OPP Forensic Identification Service (FIS) and the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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