Charges laid in Yarmouth shooting

News release

Police in Yarmouth County have laid charges against one individual following a shooting that occurred on March 26.

At 7:30 p.m. on March 26, a 34-year-old man was shot by another man. Police located a truck believed to have been involved in the incident in a ditch area off Greenville Rd. in Hebron. The suspect fled the scene and the victim ran to a nearby residence for help. The victim was transported to the QE11 hospital where he received medical treatment.

An RCMP police dog team was called to attempt to track the suspect but didn't locate anyone. They did locate evidence near a home, which assisted police in locating the suspect inside a home on Main Shore Road. The Emergency Response Team (ERT) assisted with the arrest.

The suspect, Ian Matthew Huskins, 37, surrendered to the ERT members at approximately 9 a.m. on March 27. He was arrested, and was taken to Yarmouth Rural RCMP and held in custody overnight. He was charged on March 28 with:

  •     Attempted Murder With a Firearm
  •     Discharging a Firearm With Intent
  •     Careless Use of a Firearm
  •     Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public

Huskins was taken to Yarmouth Provincial Court on March 28 and has been held in custody. He is scheduled to return to court on April 9.

A second person, a 41-year-old woman from Hebron was also arrested and is facing the following charges:

  •     Obstruction
  •     Resisting Arrest

She was released on conditions by police and is scheduled to appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on May 13.

The investigation is being conducted by the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit with assistance from Yarmouth Rural and Town RCMP. It is ongoing.

File # 2019-402957