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Annapolis Royal man shot by police charged with attempted murder, arson

Investigation of a fire that destroyed a motor home and bungalow in Hillsburn continues July 4
Investigation of a fire that destroyed a motor home and bungalow in Hillsburn continues July 4

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NS - A 55-year-old man shot by police in Hillsburn Monday now faces attempted murder charges.

Nova Scotia RCMP’s Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit  charged Jeffrey Luke Gregory with two counts of attempted murder, as well as one count each of dangerous driving, arson with disregard for human life and arson causing damage to property.

RELATED: Annapolis RCMP shoot arson suspect, SiRT investigation underway

The Annapolis Royal man is alleged to have started a July 4 fire on Shore Road West - along Annapolis County's Fundy shore - which destroyed a motor home and a bungalow. Responding to the fire and a report of a man with a gun on nearby Parker Mountain Road, Annapolis District RCMP and Annapolis Royal Police officers located a suspect driving an allegedly stolen truck.

According to Ron MacDonald of the province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) RCMP officers shot Gregory in the upper body and he was taken to hospital in Halifax.

According to a July 6 media release, Gregory is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court July 14. He has not yet entered a plea to the charges.

SiRT is investigating the incident. 

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