(AROLAND, ON) – On April 19, 2019 at approximately 1 a.m., members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of an altercation at the POW WOW Grounds in the community of Aroland First Nation involving a firearm.
OPP and Nishnawbe-Aski (NAPS) officers attended the scene and located a seriously injured male. Nakina Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended and pronounced the victim deceased. Police located a second male at the scene and placed him under arrest without incident.
The investigation is ongoing with members of the Greenstone Crime Unit, NAPS, OPP Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) and OPP Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), under the direction of Detective Inspector Mary Shannon, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.
Twenty one year old Brady GAGNON (pictured) of Aroland First Nation, Ontario has been charged with:
- First Degree Murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.
Sources have indicated that the victim is the accuseds own relative. A gunshot to the stomach area is what we have been told.
A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place on April 22, 2019 at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto.
The accused is being held in custody at the Thunder Bay District Jail until his next court appearance.