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Arrests made in Morin St. attempted murder

Through extensive investigation, the NBPS identified several suspects involved in the crime

City police have two men and two women in custody after an attempted murder on Morin St. in North Bay on March 22.

At 3 a.m. on that day, the North Bay Police received a call about suspected gunshots. Officers arrived at a house in the 600-block of Morin Street, near Cedar Street, 

See: Police Investigating incident on Morin Street 

Two men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Through extensive investigation, the NBPS identified several suspects involved in the crime. Over the following days, four suspects were found and arrested

On March 23, North Bay Police arrested Jessica Faubert, 30, of North Bay. She is charged with:

  • Two counts of attempting to commit murder using a firearm
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence

North Bay Police identified the vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting and asked the Ottawa Police Service for help.

On March 26, Ottawa Police found the vehicle and arrested two additional male suspects. During a search, police seized a firearm believed to have been used during the shooting.

Frantzy Jean, 36, of Ottawa is charged with:

  • Two counts of attempting to commit murder using a firearm
  • Three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
  • Contravening Section 117(h) of the Firearms Act Regulation
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
  • Possession of a firearm with an altered serial number

Ladji Diakite, 23, of Ottawa is charged with:

  • Two counts of attempting to commit murder using a firearm
  • Contravening Section 117(h) of the Firearms Act Regulation
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
  • Occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
  • Possession of a firearm with an altered serial number

On March 29, at the request of the NBPS, officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service arrested Jessica Armstrong, 27, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Armstrong is charged with two counts of attempting to commit murder using a firearm.

All accused are currently in custody awaiting bail hearings. Police say there is no concern for public safety.

"The North Bay Police Service would like to thank all of its law enforcement partners who provided assistance in this investigation," says a news release. "The NBPS would like to specifically recognize the Ottawa Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Sûreté du Québec, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, and the Greater Sudbury Police Service."

Local police were supported by the North Bay Police Service’s Emergency Response Team.

"This investigation is ongoing and demonstrates the borderless nature of criminal activities and their impact on our community. It highlights the importance of strong working relationships amongst law enforcement partners," concluded the release.


Jeff Turl

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