Charges laid following firearms incident in Annapolis County

RCMP say a 911 call on Wednesday has resulted in an Annapolis County man facing 18 charges.

Police say they were called at 8:04 p.m. by a man who indicated he had been shot twice by another man in a home.

RCMP say the caller told them he had escaped the home by breaking a window and climbing out.

Officers arrived on scene a short time later and attempted to contact the shooter, who exited the residence holding a shotgun and after ignoring officer’s directions to drop it, fired a shot toward them before quickly re-entering the home.

Police say the suspect re-appeared with the shotgun in hand and when ordered to do so, dropped it to the ground, resulting in the discharge of a second round from the shotgun in the direction of the home.

RCMP say no one was injured and the suspect, 56-year-old Andrew Leroy Peach of Highway 1 in Upper Granville, was arrested.

Police say Peach had a court appearance on Thursday and was remanded into custody before appearing in court in Digby yesterday where he was charged with the following offences:

  • Attempted murder with a firearm (4 counts)
  • Carless use of a firearm (2 counts)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Possession of a weapon (4 counts)
  • Possession of a weapon knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Discharging of a firearm with intent to cause bodily harm (4 counts)

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing