SAULT STE. MARIE
Investigation revealed the accused did have two functional shotgun shells, and a homemade shotgun inside a backpack.
However, the homemade shotgun was put together using several household items including a broken staple gun and a vacuum cleaner tube that did not appear capable of firing a projectile.
The homemade gun was not used or pointed at anyone.
The accused made verbal threats to witnesses about the victim who was not present at the Grace Street address.
Persons inside the home intervened and called police.