Charges laid in N.S. home invasion and police shootout
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 18, 2012 1:44PM ADT
TRURO, N.S. - An 18-year-old man in Nova Scotia faces several charges in connection with a home invasion that led to a shootout with police in Truro on Thursday.
Police say the Truro resident has been charged with break and enter, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, robbery with a firearm and assault with a weapon.
The man is in custody.
A unit tasked with dealing with serious incidents involving police is investigating the incident.
The Serious Incident Response Team says three Truro police officers were responding to a complaint about a home invasion around 6:30 a.m. Thursday when shots were fired.
Police say a 19-year-old suspect was struck when officers returned fire.
He remains in hospital.