Moncton shooting suspect faces three murder charges

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Justin Bourque made his first court appearance late this afternoon in Moncton.

The 24-year-old faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection to the shooting deaths of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two more.  After the June 4 shootings, the Moncton man was the subject of a 30-hour manhunt in the New Brunswick city until his arrest just after midnight June 6.

According to RCMP New Brunswick, Bourque will remain in custody until a July 3 court appearance.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

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Officers named

The RCMP have released the names of the three officers who were killed:

Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45; Const. Dave Joseph Ross, 32, and  Const. Douglas James Larche, 40.

Gevaudan is a native of Boulogne-Billancourt, France, who joined the RCMP at Regina, Saskatchewan, after receiving his Canadian citizenship. He graduated from the RCMP Training Academy in 2008 and was posted to J Division, New Brunswick. Gevaudan worked out of the Codiac Detachment as a general duty officer.

Ross is a native of Victoriaville, Quebec, who joined the RCMP at Ottawa, Ontario. He graduated from the RCMP Training Academy in 2007 and was posted to J Division.

He worked out of Codiac Detachment as a general duty officer and as a police dog services handler.

Larche was from Saint John, New Brunswick, and joined the RCMP at Moncton.  He graduated from the RCMP Training Academy in 2002 and was posted to J Division. including Doaktown and more recently, Codiac Detachment. Larche worked in highway patrol and general duty policing and was an investigator with the major crime unit. In 2008, Larche received a Commander’s Commendation for saving the life of an unconscious baby in Moncton.

“The RCMP wishes to thank the public for their outpouring of sympathy and support as we continue to join with the families in mourning our fallen members,” the police website said late Friday afternoon.  Messages of condolence may be sent to Condolences_Condoleances@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Organizations: RCMP, RCMP Training Academy

Geographic location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Boulogne-Billancourt Regina Saskatchewan Victoriaville Ottawa Ontario Saint John Doaktown

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