Update #2: Attempted Murder Charge Filed after Daytime Shooting Incident in Thunder Bay


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A man from Toronto has been formally charged with attempted murder following a daytime shooting exchange that took place in Thunder Bay on Tuesday. The incident prompted the swift response of officers from the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) Primary Response Branch, who were dispatched to the 200-block area of Amelia Street West at approximately 12:45 p.m. on May 2, after receiving reports of gunfire.

According to police reports, multiple individuals were involved in the altercation, exchanging gunfire before fleeing the scene. In response to the shooting, various specialized units, including the TBPS Intelligence Unit, Emergency Task Unit, Break and Enter and Robbery (BEAR) Unit, and Community Oriented Response and Engagement (CORE) Unit, were also deployed. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provided additional assistance.

During the initial police response, an officer on the scene spotted a male suspect in the 200 block of Amelia Street West, matching the description and clothing provided by witnesses. Upon approaching the suspect, he attempted to evade arrest by fleeing on foot. A brief foot chase ensued, culminating in the successful apprehension of the suspect.

Upon searching the suspect, officers discovered a quantity of crack cocaine and a handgun in his possession. Subsequently, he was transported to the TBPS headquarters located at 1200 Balmoral Street.

The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Iverson Thomas from Toronto, now faces several charges, including attempted murder using a restricted or prohibited firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting a peace officer, careless storage of a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized firearm possession, discharging a firearm recklessly, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

On Wednesday, May 5, Thomas appeared in Thunder Bay’s bail court and was remanded into custody with a future court appearance scheduled.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and law enforcement officials are actively seeking other individuals involved in the shooting. If you possess any information that could aid the investigation and have not yet provided a statement to the police, please contact the non-emergency line at (807) 684-1200. Additionally, if you have any home or business surveillance footage, or dash camera footage, that may be relevant to the case, please reach out to the police.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can submit tips through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.

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