Timeline of the Moncton shooting crisis

Canadian Press
Published on June 6, 2014
RCMP officer Damien Theriault and Mayor George LeBlanc pause to collect themselves before addressing the media during a late press conference at City Hall in Moncton, N.B.on Wednesday June 4, 2014.

6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. _ A witness says she saw a man wearing military camouflage walking down Pioneer Avenue.

7:30 p.m. _ A witness says he saw a man carrying guns and wearing military camouflage walking down Pioneer Avenue. The RCMP also say they responded to a complaint of a man dressed in camouflage clothing who was carrying guns. Supt. Marlene Snowman says five officers were shot over a short period of time after arriving on the scene.

9:15 p.m. _ Via Twitter, the RCMP tells residents of a north Moncton neighbourhood to remain inside as they investigate a shooting.

10:15 p.m. _ The RCMP expand the size of the area of north Moncton where they ask people to remain inside.

10:30 p.m. _ The RCMP say they are searching for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton and release a picture of him on Twitter dressed in camouflage clothing and carrying two rifles.

11 p.m. _ Police confirm that three officers have died as a result of gunshot wounds and two others are in hospital being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Midnight _ The Mounties say the suspect is still at large and he is believed to be in the Pinehurst subdivision as their manhunt continues through the night.


6:30 a.m. _ Police issue a map showing a large section of northwest Moncton where they want residents to remain indoors and lock their doors.

8 a.m. _ The RCMP make a positive identification of Bourque and receive reports of two others sightings on Monday morning but they are unable to confirm those sightings were of the suspected shooter.

11:15 a.m. _ The Mounties hold a briefing to update their search for Bourque. Roger Brown, the commanding officer for the RCMP in New Brunswick, says the suspect is ``very mobile and still considered very dangerous, armed and dangerous.''

4:30 p.m. _ RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says one of the officers wounded in the shooting has been released from hospital.


12:10 a.m. _ Bourque is arrested. The RCMP dismantle a cordoned off zone and reopen roads that had been closed.