Man charged with murder in Bayhead death

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The Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit has ruled the death of a 58-year-old Bayhead woman as a homicide and have charged a Bayhead man.

Shortly before midnight on September 17, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 9–11 call from a residence on Clarks Road, Bayhead. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased female. A male suspect was located by members shortly after. The man drove off in a vehicle and police followed.

The man was located near Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche.  Officers verbally engaged with the man, when gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in custody.

Earlier today, the 49-year-old accused was charged with first degree murder and attempted murder. Due to the suspect’s medical condition his court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

The investigation is ongoing.

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