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Sunday, May 26, 2024
UPDATE: Falls shooter turns himself in

UPDATE 2: Joseph Minty, who was wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man in Niagara Falls on Nov. 29, has surrendered himself to police. Minty attended the police headquarters in Niagara Falls on Monday and surrendered himself to police.

Minty was also charged with pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent to wound, endanger life, careless use of a firearm, possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without a holding a license, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Minty has been held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Tuesday at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.


UPDATE 1: A suspect has been identified in a shooting that occurred at Whiskey Nick's Texas Bar & Grill in Niagara Falls on Wednesday.

Police say they've put out an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Joseph Minty of Niagara Falls for the alleged offence of attempted murder.

Minty's location is unknown. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Police encourage anybody who has the ability to contact Minty to tell him to contact a lawyer to arrange for peaceful surrender.

Anybody with information is asked to contact police at 905-688-4111 ext. 9470.

ORIGINAL: A man who was shot at a bar in Niagara Falls Wednesday is expected to live.

Niagara Regional Police said at approximately 430 p.m. officers were called to the parking lot of Whiskey Nick's Texas Bar & Grill at the corner of Drummond Rd. and McLeod Rd. for a report of a shooting.

Police said they arrived to find a 49-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and then air-lifted by Ornge to an out of region hospital. He is expected to live.

The whereabouts of the shooter is unknown.

Police secured the area with the assistance of the K9 Unit, Emergency Task Unit (ETU), Tactical Support Group and Crisis Negotiators.

The ETU was in the area checking some properties.

Police are working on developing a suspect.

The road closures in the area have been opened and police will maintain the scene.


Story in development.


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