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Suspect in Downtown Strathroy, Ont. shooting arrested at Fort Erie border crossing

Strathroy Police say Alexandre Allie has been charged and taken into custody in relation to a shooting in the downtown core on Sunday, August 9.
Strathroy Police say Alexandre Allie has been charged and taken into custody in relation to a shooting in the downtown core on Sunday, August 9. Stathroy-Caradoc Police Service

Strathroy-Caradoc police say they have charged a man in connection with a downtown shooting last Sunday that injured two men.

Police say Alexandre Allie, 25, of Strathroy-Caradoc, has been charged and is in custody.

On Wednesday, around 5:55 p.m., police say Allie was in a vehicle attempting to cross the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ont., into Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara police arrested Allie on a warrant from Strathroy-Caradoc police after he was turned over by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Officers recovered a .22 revolver and a quantity of drugs inside the vehicle.

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A 28-year-old woman from Stratford, with Allie, was also arrested and taken into custody. The pair appeared in a St. Catharines courthouse on Thursday morning facing charges connected to possession of a firearm as well as quantities of cocaine and crystal meth, say police.

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Allie already faces nearly two dozen charges in connection to Sunday’s shooting, including discharging a firearm with intent and assault with a weapon.

Police began investigating the shooting around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday after two men checked into a Strathroy hospital. They were suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The men were transferred to a London hospital where one victim was released and the other was kept for observation.

Police believe the shooting may have taken place in an alley behind Frank Street in Strathroy.

Allie is expected to be transferred to Strathroy-Caradoc police, and taken to a bail hearing in London Ont., on Friday.

Strathroy-Caradoc police say the investigation is ongoing, and investigators have had little cooperation from the two male victims.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Strathroy-Caradoc police at 519-245-1250 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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