Suspect arrested in Canadian Mounted Police killings

June 6, 2014 6:23 AM

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Suspect arrested in Canadian Mounted Police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick – The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early Friday, police said.

Justin Bourque was arrested at around 12:30 a.m., said Paul Greene, a spokesman with the RCMP. Authorities had named the 24-year-old Bourque as their suspect after the shootings Wednesday evening in the northwest area of the city.

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