Attempted murder charge in Halifax drive-by shooting
A 24-year-old Williamswood man faces charges of attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting in Halifax's north end earlier this month.
Kyle Douglas Shipley faces two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a weapon and a dozen other weapons-related offences including assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
He was arrested Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m., appeared in Halifax provincial court on Tuesday and was then remanded into custody.
Police were called to Robie and McCully streets in the early morning hours of Nov. 3. A taxi driver approached them and said he had been involved in a shooting.
The taxi driver said he was driving a passenger northbound when a silver car pulled up and someone started shooting at the cab. No one was injured.
The passenger fled the cab as soon as the driver pulled over.
Several days after the shooting, Halifax Regional Police conducted a series of drug raids at three different locations — one in Williamswood and two in Halifax. Three people were charged with drug-related offences.
Although Halifax Regional Police initially said the raids were in connection with the drive-by shooting, none of the charges related to that incident.