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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

No Charges In Fatal Baxter's Corner Shooting

No criminal charges will be laid in the deadly shooting of a Baxters Corner man in November 2012.

RCMP investigators had recommended to the Crown charges of murder, manslaughter and criminal negligence be considered in connection with the death of 31-year-old Ryan Firlotte; however, the Crown Prosecutors Office decided not to proceed with charges because there was no likelihood of conviction.

Ryan Firlotte and two other men were shot during an altercation in Baxters Corner with a 35-year-old man who also lived there. Firlotte and the other two men were in a vehicle that had been struck by bullets. The 35-year-old man under investigation for the shooting had been assaulted in the Saint John area earlier that same day.

The investigation determined that all the individuals involved in the incident knew one another.