Nova Scotia

Dartmouth man charged with attempted murder after shooting, robberies

A Dartmouth man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was shot through a window last year, as well as multiple recent robberies.

Gregory Thomas Weeks, 28, was arrested in Windsor last week

Halifax police say a Dartmouth man is facing 20 charges, including one of attempted murder, after a shooting last November and recent robberies. (Robert Short/CBC)

A Dartmouth, N.S., man has been charged with attempted murder and various other charges after a shooting last year and multiple recent robberies.

Gregory Thomas Weeks, 28, was arrested in the 1600 block of King Street in Windsor, N.S., on Friday by Halifax Regional Police, with help from the Lower Sackville and Windsor RCMP detachments.

Weeks is facing 20 charges, including attempted related to a Nov. 25, 2019, shooting in the 5000 block of Tower Terrace in Halifax.

A woman inside a residence was struck with a bullet that had been fired through a window from outside the home. She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Weeks is also charged in relation to four other incidents this September throughout Dartmouth. 

On Sept. 3 and 4, there were robberies reported at the Esso gas station at 174 Ochterloney St., Highfield Variety at 94 Highfield Park Dr., and the Irving gas station at 200 Waverley Rd.

In each case, police said a man with a knife entered and demanded cash and cigarettes and then ran away with the items. None of the employees reported any physical injuries.

Man tried to steal car, police say

Then on Sept. 23, police responded to a report of a robbery in the 0-100 block of Kennedy Drive in Dartmouth. 

A man had responded to an advertisement of a vehicle that was for sale but when he showed up to meet the seller, the man pulled out a knife and tried to take the car. 

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, then locked themselves in the vehicle and the suspect ran away. 

Weeks is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Monday to face the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Robbery (x 4)
  • Possession of weapon dangerous to the public (x 5)
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Discharging a firearm with intent
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Fleeing police in conveyance
  • Dangerous operation of a conveyance
  • Operation of a conveyance while prohibited (x2)

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