Attempted Murder Outside Wal-Mart

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers reported to calls of a male being struck with a vehicle in the Arthur Street Walmart parking lot just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

When officers arrived they located the male victim who appeared to have severe injuries.


Officers quickly located the vehicle involved and identified the accused, who was still at the scene.

Through the course of the investigation officers learned that the accused had struck the victim with his sedan. The accused and victim were not known to each other.

The accused was arrested at the scene.


Shawn Ryan Purdy (pictured), 35, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

  • Attempted Murder.
  • Aggravated Assault.
  • Operate Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm.

He appeared in court Thursday morning and was remanded into custody with a future date of Jan. 21, 2019.

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