Petrolia man arrested in Waterloo triple shooting


    A Petrolia man is facing charges of aggravated assault in Kitchener.
    Waterloo Regional Police arrested the 22 year-old man almost a year after the original daylight shooting on Fairway Road.

    Police were called to a plaza on Fairway Road June 24, 2019 at 5:40 pm after residents called saying there were gunshots. Police found one man and two women, shot inside.

    Police say the man was critically injured, is out of hospital now but sustained life altering injuries. The women were treated and released.

    Police say the shooting was sparked from a dispute between two men. As they started throwing punches, police say another man approached them and fired a number of rounds which struck three people.

    The man fled.

    Police say forensic evidence helped track down the man accused in the shooting.

    On June 4, investigators arrested Brandon James of Petrolia.

    He’s charged with three counts of aggravated assault, one count of attempted aggravated assault, careless use of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition.

    James is expected to have a bail hearing sometime this week.