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Man charged with firearms offences after Albert Street shooting

The 28-year-old faces multiple charges as a result of the New Year's Day incident
File photo. James Hopkin/SooToday

Sault Ste. Marie police have arrested someone after the shooting on Albert Street that took place on New Year's Day, they said in a press release issued today. 

Police say that on Jan. 1, 2021, the accused allegedly went to a residence in the 600 block of Albert Street West, sprayed the victim with mace and shot the victim.

The accused was located on Jan. 15, and as a result, Robert Bell, 28, was arrested and charged with:

  • using a firearm while committing an offence,
  • careless use of a firearm,
  • pointing a firearm,
  • two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose,
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm,
  • possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized,
  • possession of a loaded firearm,
  • assault with a weapon,
  • aggravated assault,
  • administering a noxious thing; and
  • breach of probation.

He was held for bail court.