Province-wide arrest warrant issued for 29-year-old Mitchel Mannette in relation to shooting

Mitchel Mannette
RCMP have obtained a province-wide warrant for Mitchel Mannette. Credit: RCMP

Meteghan RCMP has obtained a province-wide arrest warrant for a Dartmouth man concerning a shooting in Meteghan.

The RCMP says that around 2:30 a.m. on April 5, 2023, Meteghan RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Peter Dugas Road in Meteghan.

Officers arriving at the scene learned that a 38-year-old Eskasoni man had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg after an altercation with a 29-year-old Dartmouth man. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say that before officers arrived, Mitchel Mannette fled the scene in a red Honda Civic bearing Nova Scotia licence plate HBT251.

Meteghan RCMP obtained a province-wide arrest warrant for Mannette who has been charged with:
• Discharge a Firearm with Intent;
• Reckless Discharge of a Firearm;
• Possession of a Prohibited Weapon with Ammunition;
• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm;
• Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized;
• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle;
• Failure to Comply with a Conditions of a Release Order (3 counts);

Police say Mannette and the victim are known to each other. Investigators believe that the victim was targeted and this was not a random incident.

Mannette is described as 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Investigators believe Mannette may be armed.

Police say that anyone who sees Mitchel Mannette should refrain from approaching him and call the police.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, or on the shooting itself, is asked to contact Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

The investigation remains ongoing and further charges are anticipated.