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Moncton shooting suspect apprehended

Friday, June 06, 2014   by: Staff

RCMP in Moncton have apprehended the suspect being sought in the shooting death of three Mounties.

From The Canadian Press:

Justin Bourque was arrested at around 12:10 a.m., RCMP spokesman Paul Greene said, bringing to a close a harrowing search that lasted nearly 30 hours.

Michelle Thibodeau said she saw members of a tactical unit arrest the Moncton man in the frontyard of her home.

"They started yelling, 'Come out with your hands up!' and they had their guns loaded," said Thibodeau, 21.

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IgnorantNortherner 6/6/2014 7:58:14 AM Report


I'm quite shocked he is alive.
Just Curious 6/6/2014 8:01:49 AM Report

I'm kinda shocked too, but I think the kid knew it too as he came out with no guns so they had no excuse to put him down. I imagine there were a lot of those officers that were disappointed about it also..
help me 6/6/2014 8:44:37 AM Report

All police forces deserve credit they all do good work, we may not agree with their tactics sometimes but they always get their man
MBKC---KOBI 6/6/2014 9:06:04 AM Report

We are going to spend 10’s of thousands or even 100’s of thousands of dollars prosecuting this guy and even more trying to figure out why he did this. But in the end just put a bullet in his head!
Beej 6/6/2014 9:15:59 AM Report

Just Curious, this was not a kid.
He didn't have the guts to go down in a blaze of gunfire, so now it will cost the taxpayers millions to keep him for life.
They should reinstate the death penalty for cases like this.
Alona B 6/6/2014 10:00:02 AM Report

Beej, if you look at the US it costs the State far more to execute somebody then to keep them in prison.
JellyFisch 6/6/2014 10:01:08 AM Report

I don't agree with putting a bullet in his head. He doesn't deserve to escape that easily.

If he has any sense in him, the greatest punishment I can think if is having to live with himself knowing he's affected 3 families lives. Forever changed because of his own actions. Not to mention he took the lives of three people.

His mind should be his own prison while in prison. Tortured by his thoughts.
jojoe71 6/6/2014 10:18:11 AM Report

I'm sure this guy thinks he's done nothing wrong in his little mind. Now we have to pay his room and board for the rest of his life. Maybe some one will pull a Jeffry Dalmer on him.
Sam C 6/6/2014 10:20:50 AM Report

Ignorant Northerner... I am not shocked. Our police officers are well-trained, and I'm sure they want to see him brought to justice; to be held accountable for his actions. Shooting him on the spot would not be justice, it would be revenge.

JellyFish... indeed, putting him to death is NOT punishment. Once he's dead, it's over for him.

The families, friends and colleagues of those killed will live the rest of their lives with the pain and sorrow of their loss.

He deserves to spend the rest of his natural life in a small room, with bars on the doors and windows, knowing he will never again set foot in this world as a free man.
Beej 6/6/2014 10:25:40 AM Report

Alona, the point was, him, or anyone else that ambushes and kills cops doesn't deserve to live any longer than it takes to push them through court and then carry out an execution.
I don't agree with the "give them the rest of their life to think about it"
Many have no remorse and wouldn't give it a second thought, they would do it again in a heartbeat.
Alona B 6/6/2014 10:32:14 AM Report

Good point.
Battler213 6/6/2014 10:33:24 AM Report

Beej - I don't like to call people idiot's so I won't. You honestly said that he didn't have the guts to go down in a gun fight - which could have costed more lives. Great job
Just Curious 6/6/2014 10:38:02 AM Report

Beej, from my age perspective anyone under 50 is a babe in arms...:). If this had happened in TO the guy would have been toast...
cbm87 6/6/2014 8:15:36 PM Report

Jeez you people on this site... I look at the stories every single day and I see the same people commenting and it's honestly beginning to frighten me. I'm not even an old frumpy grump. I'm 26. You are all so unbelievably out of touch with reality and removed from humanity.

Let me explain with an example.

My condolences go out to the families of the RCMP officers. That is all.
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