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Additional charges laid in Espanola shooting investigation

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Police have issued an additional charge of robbery using firearm in connection to a shooting that occurred on Jan. 21, 2021 in Espanola, states a release issued today.

The accused, 40-year-old Kerri Lyn Duhaime, and nine other individuals are also before the courts, charged in connection with the incident that left one person with serious injuries.

Full text of the release follows:

ESPANOLA - The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now laid an additional charge in connection with a Jan. 21, 2021 shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola, in which one person was injured.

On Nov. 23, 2021, Kerri Lyn Duhaime, age 40 of Espanola, was charged with robbery using firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the Criminal Code. This individual is already before the courts on multiple charges in connection with this incident.

The accused is being held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on Nov. 24, 2021.

Nine other individuals are also before the courts, charged in connection with the Jan. 21, 2021 incident.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the OPP Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in collaboration with the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) in Sault Ste. Marie.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit here where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.