**** RCMP / Amherst Police Media Release
An active search in New Brunswick has lead to Nova Scotia.
Update: Suspect arrested
Riverview shooting suspect taken into custody without incident in Nova Scotia
A 24-year-old New Brunswick man who was being sought by the New Brunswick RCMP in connection with a shooting incident in Riverview, last evening has been arrested in Nova Scotia.
The man was taken into custody without incident in Amherst by the Amherst Police Department shortly before 12 p.m. on January 6, 2021.
The man had been the subject of an extensive search and an emergency alert message that was sent to residents of the Greater Moncton and southeastern New Brunswick areas via the national Alert Ready system.
On January 5, at about 5:15 p.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP responded to a shooting incident outside Riverview High School. A 35-year-old man who was leaving the school was approached by an unknown man, who demanded that he hand over the bag he was carrying. The suspect produced a firearm and discharged it towards the man. The victim remains in hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
“The New Brunswick RCMP would like to thank the public for their attention and cooperation during this serious incident, as well as the Nova Scotia RCMP and the Amherst Police Department for their assistance,” says Cst. Hans Ouellette, of the New Brunswick RCMP.
A follow-up Alert Ready message was sent to the public following the man’s arrest, to advise that the incident had been resolved.
The suspect remains in custody and will be brought back to New Brunswick, where he will be scheduled to appear in court.
The New Brunswick RCMP continues its investigation.
11:24 The New Brunswick RCMP continues to follow leads in the search for 24-year-old Janson Bryan Baker, who is wanted in connection with a shooting incident in Riverview, N.B. He is believed to be carrying firearms with intent to use them.
On the morning of January 6, 2020, shortly after 8 a.m., the vehicle he was driving was located in Amherst, N.S. Baker remains at large.
The New Brunswick RCMP is working closely with the Amherst Police Department and the Nova Scotia RCMP. The New Brunswick RCMP is continuing to actively investigate and search for Janson Baker in New Brunswick.
He is described as being five feet ten inches tall (178 cm) and weighing approximately 145 pounds (66 kilograms). He has brown hair and brown eyes, and prominent tattoos on his face and neck. Anyone who sees Janson Baker should not approach him and call 911 immediately.
“Please do not call 911 unless you have information directly related to the whereabouts of Janson Bryan Baker or this investigation,” says Cst. Hans Ouellette, of the New Brunswick RCMP. “Our phone lines need to remain available for information that helps us locate him.”
The type of firearm used in the shooting incident is not being released at this time, but police have confirmed that it was not a BB gun.
During the overnight hours of January 5 to 6, a 33-year-old Riverview man was questioned in connection with the incident and later released.
Police are advising residents of the Greater Moncton Area and southeastern New Brunswick to proceed with their usual activities but to exercise caution and increased vigilance.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Janson Bryan Baker is asked to contact police immediately. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
“RCMP is searching for an individual reported to be carrying firearms with intent to use them. Individual is Jansen Bryan Baker, 24 yo, believe to be driving a black 2020 Hyundai Elantra with black tinted windows. If located, do not approach and contact RCMP. #GreaterMoncton
01:34 – #RCMPNB continue Greater Moncton area search for Jansen Bryan Baker. He is believed to be carrying firearms with intent to use them and believed to be driving a black 2020 Hyundai Elantra with black tinted windows. If sighted do not approach and call the RCMP immediately
09:37 The vehicle driven by Janson Bryan Baker has been located in Amherst, NS. He has not been found. #RCMPNB are working closely with Amherst Police and the RCMP NS. We continue to actively investigate leads in NB to locate him.”
Via Amherst Police
“Amherst Police have located the suspect vehicle which was the subject of an Alert in New Brunswick. The vehicle appears to have been abandoned. The suspect has not been located and there is no information at this time on his whereabouts.
Amherst Police are working closely with other police agencies to locate the suspect Jansen Baker and gather information in regards to his whereabouts. We have no information to say that he is still in the area. If spotted, please do not approach and contact police immediately.”