Truro Police lay charges in home invasion
One suspect in hospital after being injured during shootout Thursday
An 18-year-old Truro man is facing several charges after an incident that ended up in a shootout with Truro police Thursday.
Police were called to an apartment building on Lyman Street around 6:30 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a home invasion.
When they arrived, they said someone began shooting at them. The police returned fire and a 19-year-old was hit.
The injured suspect is in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Charges against the young man are pending.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old has been charged with breaking and entering, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, robbery with a firearm, and assault with a weapon.
Police said he remains in custody and more charges are possible as the investigation continues.
The police said it was not a random incident and the public should not be worried about their safety.
The province's Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the incident. The unit has to file a public report three months after its investigation is complete.