A 23-year-old man is facing assault and weapons charges following a shooting in Sydney, N.S. that prompted a manhunt Saturday evening.
Cape Breton Regional Police issued a news release at around 7:15 p.m. Saturday advising that a man was in hospital after being shot with what was believed to be a long gun on Rotary Drive.
The search for the male suspect involved patrol officers, Emergency Response Team officers, K-9, and drones.
“Public is asked to stay away from the Rotary Drive area for the next several hours and not pick up and hitchhikers that could possibly be the suspect,” police said at the time.
Two hours later, police said they had found and arrested a suspect. They added it appeared to be an “isolated incident.”
In an update on Monday, police said the incident stemmed from “an altercation among a group of people” who knew each other. The suspect was arrested inside a residence on Maillard Street in Membertou.
Chance Kenneth MacLeod has been remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre.
The victim, a 28-year-old male from Sydney, remains in stable condition at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and is being treated for injuries to his leg.