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Man shot by police in stable condition. Faces attempt murder charges

More charges are expected against Alexander Jason Bates of Mississauga, say police
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At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Friday Dec. 21, 2018, officers responded to an address on Anastasia Blvd in West Lincoln for a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they had an interaction with a male and that male was subsequently shot by police.

Two persons were located inside the home, both in critical condition. The police-involved shooting remains under investigation by the province's Special Investigations Unit and the Niagara Regional Police Service will not be providing any further details relating to the shooting.

The Niagara Regional Police Service commenced its own investigation into the occurrence at the Anastasia Blvd residence. It is being led by the Homicide Unit and the scene is still being examined by the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.

Police have charged 46-year-old Alexander Jason Bates of Mississauga with two counts of attempted murder in relation to the incident at the Anastasia Blvd residence. Bates remains in hospital and has been remanded in custody. Further charges against Bates are anticipated.

Both victims remain in hospital and are listed in stable condition. The names of the victims are not being released at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.

Incident Number: 18-124628
Submitted By: Stephanie Sabourin
Approved By: Stephanie Sabourin

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