Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - Police say the man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police was arrested unarmed and without incident earlier Friday.
Police said at a press conference that they received a tip that led them to the New Brunswick location where they found 24-year-old Justin Bourque.
Supt. Marlene Snowman says Bourque was arrested in Moncton at 12:10 a.m. without incident. She says no weapons were on him, but were found nearby. Charges will be brought later Friday.
Michelle Thibodeau says she saw the man arrested in the front yard of her home and heard the suspect say, "I'm done," before his arrest by officers with guns drawn.
RCMP Commander officer Roger Brown said identified the dead as Constables Fabrice Georges Gebordin, 45; David Ross, 32; and Douglas James Larche, 40.
A Codiac Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer drives with the rear door window shattered by a bullet in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. The RCMP in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others had sustained non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Viktor Pivovarov, Moncton Times & Transcript)
Police officers take cover behind their vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. (AP Photo/Moncton Times & Transcript, Ron Ward via The Canadian Press ) MANDITORY CREDIT
A car sits on a road with it's windows shot out and blood on the ground in Moncton, New Brunswick on Wednesday June 3, 2014. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says three of its officers were killed in Moncton, New Brunswick by a man armed with guns and two other officers were injured as the Mounties conducted a manhunt across the city's north end on Wednesday night for the shooter. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Daniel Stevens)