Leeds OPP arrest male for firearm offences

Posted on: May 24, 2024

TheLeeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid multiple charges after a firearms-related incident in the Lombardy area of Rideau Lakes Township.

On May 24, 2024 at 1:00 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a residence off of Mahon Road where it was reported that a man had pointed a shotgun at another person.

The victim was able to escape unharmed, but the individual reported hearing a single gunshot.

Leeds OPP, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team, safely arrested one person at the scene.

Derek Bradshaw, age 54 of North Grenville, has been charged with:

  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Robbery Using Firearm

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville today.

The Leeds County OPP Crime Unit continues to investigate this incident, with assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Services.

A police presence will remain for several hours to allow for a complete and thorough investigation. Please avoid the area.

If anyone has any information or may have seen suspicious activity in the area, contact the Leeds County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave your tip online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

Hometown News
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