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Weapons - Incident at Brock University in St. Catharines – Update 2

Posted on Tuesday June 11, 2019
 
Update 2 June 11, 2019

As result of the continued investigation into this incident by detectives from the 1 District (St. Catharines) Criminal Investigations Branch, on June 9, 2019 a second arrest was made.

On June 9, 2019, detectives arrested and charged Omar AZIMI (19 years old) of Whitby.  He is charged with the alleged offences of:

- Assault with a Weapon
- Aggravated Assault x 2

AZIMI was held in custody for a bail hearing on June 10, 2019.
Detectives believe there are no outstanding suspects in this matter.

Update 1 April 16, 2019

Following an investigation by detectives with the 1 District (St. Catharines) Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), a 20 year male has been arrested in relation to this incident.

 Abdul Zaman of the City of Brampton is facing the following alleged charges:
- Robbery
- Assault with a weapon
- Aggravated assault
- Fraudulently obtaining food

 Zaman is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the City of St. Catharines.

 Detectives continue to investigate this incident and are still actively searching for a second male suspect.

 Anyone with information is asked to call 905-688-4111, dial option 3, badge #9495.

 ORIGINAL RELEASE March 22, 2019

 On March 21, 2019, at approximately 8:00PM uniform officers from the 1 District - St. Catharines office of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to Brock University for a report of a shooting.

 The investigation determined that two male suspects had confronted three Brocks students with weapons on the campus.  The three Brocks student were all assaulted.  The two suspects had already fled the campus in a car before the arrival of the police. 

 The three male Brock students in their 20s were located near a residence with injuries.  Two of the males sustained non-life threatening stab injuries.  The third victim sustained a non-life threatening injury as a result of a struggle with the unknown suspects.  He was not shot by the pellet gun.  All of the victims were transported by Paramedics to a local hospital.  The victims have been treated and released. 

 The weapons used by the suspects which included a knife and a pellet gun have not been recovered by the police.

 Suspect Descriptions

Suspect 1 male, slim build in his 20s, possibly of South Asian descent. 
- Wearing a dark toque and a dark mask covering the low portion of his face.  Dark coloured clothing.
 Suspect 2 male, slim build in his 20s, possibly of South Asian descent. 
- Wearing light coloured clothing, possibly grey pants.
 
A getaway car was used by the suspects however there is no definitive description for release at this time.

The scene at Brock University has been processed by our Forensic Services Unit and has been released.

This matter remains under investigation by detectives from the 1 District Criminal Investigations Branch.  Early indications are that this was a targeted incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 905-688-4111 extension 9495.

Incident Number: 2019-24873
Submitted By: Philip Gavin
Approved By: Philip Gavin

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