CBS Shooting suspect appears in court for the first time

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The lone suspect in Thursday’s CBS shootings made his first appearance in provincial court this morning.

31-year-old Matthew Fowler was quiet and subdued as he was escorted from the holding cells to the Atlantic Place courtroom.

The first appearance lasted only a few minutes to formally read the charges and he was returned to jail pending a second appearance this afternoon.

Fowler faces at least 15 charges, including weapons offenses and aggravated assault on a male, according to RNC Constable James Cadigan.

Other charges include assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, unauthorized possession of a motor vehicle, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

More charges are expected this afternoon involving a second shooting victim.

Both are said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.

VOCM will have more details after Fowler’s second court appearance at 2 p.m

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