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Man charged with attempted murder after Dartmouth shooting

By Skye Bryden-Blom Oct 24, 2022 | 3:56 PM

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A 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a weekend shooting in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the area of Portland Street and Portland Hills Drive at around 5:30 Sunday morning.

A 27-year-old woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Five men were arrested at the scene.

Spencer Sinclair Thompson is facing a long list of charges:

• Attempted murder
• Assault with a weapon
• Aggravated assault
• Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
• Discharge firearm with intent
• Careless use of a firearm
• Possession of a loaded prohibited weapon
• Carrying a concealed firearm
• Unsafe storage contrary to regulations x 2
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x 2
• Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2
• Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized x 2
• Possession of a firearm contrary to firearm prohibition x 6
Twenty-four-year-old Durrell Samuel Diggs has been charged with various firearms-related offences.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting or video from the area to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.


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