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Prison time for man charged in Sussex shooting

By Brad Perry Jun 5, 2024 | 12:54 PM

An Oromocto man charged in a Sussex shooting that led to an emergency alert has been sentenced to prison time.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a Main Street establishment around 1 a.m. on Nov. 11.

While on the way to the scene, an RCMP officer reported hearing an additional shot being fired.

The victim was taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP issued an emergency alert, advising residents to stay in their homes with their doors locked while they searched for the suspect.

A short time later, at around 2:30 a.m., officers arrested a 19-year-old man behind a business on Main Street.

Jacob St Peters was convicted on charges of pointing a firearm, possessing a firearm with altered serial number, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and discharging a firearm while being reckless.

St Peters was sentenced to a total of six years in prison, minus time already served.