Update: man wanted in relation to Weldon Drive shooting

Posted On Tuesday May 19, 2020
Wanted Brandon DESJARLAIS
Wanted Brandon DESJARLAIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 19, 2020   11:00am 

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating a man responsible for the May 1st shooting that occurred in the 2000 block of Weldon Drive. 

Brandon DESJARLAIS, 20 years old of Ottawa is wanted for the following offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Discharge firearm being reckless as to the life or safety of another person
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon 

DESJARLAIS is described as an Indigenous man, 5’10” (178cm) and 150lbs (68kg) with shoulder-length black hair (see photo).

Anyone with information regarding the current whereabouts of Brandon DESJARLAIS is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 5, 2020     9:15am

Shooting investigation on Weldon Drive - police seeking witnesses

(Ottawa) – Frontline officers responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of Weldon Drive on Friday, May 1st.

At approximately 9:43pm, a man was shot while inside a moving vehicle at the intersection of St-Laurent Boulevard and Lemieux Street by another passenger in the vehicle.  The driver immobilized his vehicle in front of a house located on the 2000 block of Weldon Drive where the injured man exited.  Both the driver and the suspect left the scene before officers arrived.

The victim that was transported to the hospital suffered life-threatening injuries. The victim is stable but remains in serious condition.

The Guns and Gangs Unit is looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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