Ware Township – OPP Arrest Shooting Incident Suspect

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The OPP has made an arrest in a disturbing incident involving firearms. On October 15, 2019, at approximately 5:00 pm EDT, police officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an incident involving a firearm in Ware Township.

Officers attended the scene and observed that a firearm has been discharged at a residence. There were no injuries sustained by the occupants of the residence.

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Officers from Thunder Bay OPP, the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and from the Thunder Bay OPP Crime Unit conducted an investigation into this incident.

As a result of the investigation, Jordan COUCH, 35 years of age from Fowler Township was arrested and charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code (CC):

-Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition section 86(1) CC,

-Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition section 86(1) CC,

-Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose section 88 CC,

-Discharge a Firearm into or at a Place in a Reckless Manner 244.2(1)(a) CC,

-Mischief Endangering Life 430(2) CC.

The accused was held in custody pending a video court appearance and has been remanded to the Thunder Bay District Jail. None of the charges have been proven in court.