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Suspect in Moncton shootings returns to court

By: The Canadian Press

 | Jul 31, 2014 - 11:56 AM |
Justin Bourque is shown in this artist's sketch in Moncton on June 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carol Taylor

Justin Bourque is shown in this artist's sketch in Moncton on June 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carol Taylor

MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick man charged with fatally shooting three RCMP officers and wounding two others last month in Moncton will return to court today after undergoing a psychiatric assessment.

Justin Bourque faces three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche were gunned down after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood on June 4.

Constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen were wounded and later released from hospital.

Bourque was arrested following a 30-hour manhunt.

The 24-year-old man has not entered pleas to the charges.

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