August 5, shortly before 1 a.m. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Alexandria.
The investigation indicated that an altercation occurred between two individuals involving a handgun. The accused individual pointed a firearm (later identified as an air pistol) at the victim. The altercation continued and the accused attacked the victim and shot the victim with the pellet gun. The victim and a witness fled the residence. The accused remained in the residence refusing to comply with demands to exit the home.
Shortly after 6 a.m. with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), Crisis negotiator and SD&G OPP officers resolved the situation and the accused surrendered without incident.
The accused, a 25 year-old male of Alexandria, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;
- Assault with a weapon - Criminal Code - Sec. 267(a)
-Pointing a firearm - CC - Sec. 87
-Discharge Air gun or pistol with intent - CC - Sec. 244.1(a)
- Assault - CC - Sec. 266
- Criminal harassment - Threatening conduct - CC - Sec. 264(2)(d)
The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall August 5.