Mon­treal man charged on two counts of at­tempted mur­der

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A 56-yearold Que­bec man is fac­ing two counts of at­tempted mur­der in con­nec­tion with two sep­a­rate shoot­ing in­ci­dents ear­lier this month. Jac­ques Bolduc was ar­raigned in a Mon­treal court­room this af­ter­noon on six charges in all.

He also faces two counts of armed rob­bery and two re­lated to al­leged firearms in­frac­tions.

Bolduc was ar­rested ear­lier this week in Saint-Donat, about 140 kilo­me­tres north­west of Mon­treal. Po­lice had asked the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion af­ter two peo­ple were shot dur­ing armed rob­bery at­tempts east of Mon­treal’s down­town.

In the first in­ci­dent, a man was shot in the chest af­ter re­fus­ing to hand over his car keys and a cell­phone on Feb. 6. The next day, a wo­man was shot in the up­per body dur­ing a rob­bery at a con­vience store be­fore the sus­pect fled into the city’s sub­way sys­tem.

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