(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Holly Papassay was charged with attempted murder after those now-notorious gunshots rang through the neighbourhood of Dease and McKenzie sometime go.
A male was shot three times during the drug-trade fueled incident. The victim, a resident of Toronto, was sent to the hospital and recovered from his injuries.
Today, in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio delivered a decision on the multi-day bail hearing that took place. Papassay was trying to get released from jail. She was denied bail and is scheduled to return to court in the near future to continue answering to the criminal matter before her.
Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro managed to keep Papassay behind bars. She is going to the transported to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where she will have to make arrangements to speak with her lawyer, the insanely talented Karen Scullion to determine her next move.
HISTORY article dated November 27th, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to 139 Dease Street around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 following reports of a shooting that had just occurred.
When police arrived they located a lone male victim and confirmed that a shooting had taken place. The victim was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The investigation became a major case and involves members of the service’s Major Crime Section. As a result of an ongoing investigation police have identified Holly Emma PAPASSAY, 48, of Thunder Bay as a suspect.
Holly Papassay was the subject of an arrest warrant in connection with a shooting at a Dease Street residence on the evening of October 8, 2019 which sent a male victim to hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Investigators took 48-year-old Holly Emma Papassay into custody on Monday October 14, 2019 at approximately 3:00 p.m. at a McLaughlin Street address. Papassay appeared in court this morning, facing a charge of Attempted Murder. She was remanded into custody and will appeared the day after in court.
The TBPS Major Crime Unit investigation into the October 8th shooting continues.
Holly Papassay appeared in courtroom 304 today in front of His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio, Crown Attorney Derrick “The Hammer” Silvestro and the ever talented Karen Scullion. Papassay is taking a shot at bail today. Due to a publication ban, no further details about the proceeding can be published.
UPDATE: Papassay’s bail hearing is scheduled to continue another day in the future.
HISTORY article dated october 8th, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Our tip line has exploded with reports of gunshots ringing near Dease and McKenzie.
At least one person has been shot at least three times and has been sent to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Emergency department with likely life-threatening injuries. Bullets entered the victim in the leg and shoulder, according to our sources. A third bullet may have hit the victim as well.
Sources indicate that a white vehicle pulled up outside a home in the 100 block of Dease Street and a person entered the home. Gunshots were heard and the suspect fled the scene. As they fled, more gunshots went off on May Street, likely from the same vehicle and suspect. The shooting is believed to have happened inside the home.
That incident unfolded around 9:30 pm this evening. Police escorted the ambulance to the hospital which had the teenage victim in it at a high rate of speed.
Numerous ambulances and police cruisers filled the streets as soon as the 911 call came in. The police forensics unit is on location investigating.
More gunshots rang near May Street in the same area shortly after. At this time we are not certain if there is a second victim.
Police have swarmed the area and motorists are asked to avoid the area. Accounts from citizens in the area claim numerous police cruisers are in the area. Police were spotted searching the outside of the home with flashlights (pictured below). Residents in the area suspect the home was trafficking drugs due to the foot traffic, questionable looking visitors and a large amount of people that would go in and out of the house at all hours of the day and night.
As of right now, unless police have managed to make an arrest, it is very probable that the shooter is on the loose in the community with a gun likely obtained through illegal channels with undoubtedly links to gang violence from southern Ontario.
This is a developing story and we will update you with more information as it becomes available.