New Brunswick man charged with first-degree murder in death of 19-year-old
Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:03AM ADT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:26PM ADT
UPPER COVERDALE, N.B. -- A young man is dead and another man is facing a first-degree murder charge after a shooting southwest of Moncton.
The shooting occurred at a residence on Osprey Road in Upper Coverdale, where police were called after reports of someone causing a disturbance.
The call came in around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
"When police arrived they did find a young man ... with what appeared to be a gunshot wound," said New Brunswick RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.
Police say the man was taken to hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Evan Straight.
Fred Carter, who lives just down the road, watched the aftermath unfold from his window.
"Fire trucks went up, and police, and then fire trucks left but police stayed there," Carter said. "It was like 11 o'clock and all those big lights going on."
RCMP confirmed a 51-year-old man from Upper Coverdale has been charged in the case.
"Donald Kyle appeared before a judge by tele-remand yesterday evening, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Evan Straight," Rogers-Marsh said.
Those who live in the area say they know Kyle for his auto repair work.
"He's just a friendly quiet nice guy," Carter said.
A forensic team was on scene today putting together the pieces.
RCMP say there is no threat to the public.
Neighbours say the incident has taken them by surprise in what's usually a very quiet area.
While the RCMP say they can't get into specifics of their relationship, they have confirmed that the victim and the accused were known to one another.
Kyle is scheduled to appear at the Moncton provincial courthouse Wednesday afternoon.
Editor's note: Police initially reported that the victim had been found dead at the scene. They later issued a correction, stating that the victim had died in hospital. The article has been charged to reflect the clarification from police.