Update – Peterborough Police – Peterborough Man Charged with Second Degree Murder (Name Released)

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37-year-old Geoff Riley of Peterborough has been arrested by Peterborough Police and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting incident earlier today (Friday, April 26, 2024).  The investigation is still continuing, but police are not looking for any other suspects.

The accused is being held in custody and appear in WASH (Weekend and Statutory Holiday) court tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, 2024.

We thank the public for their assistance and patience throughout the day.

We also thank the investigators and officers for their work in locating the suspect and ensuring the safety of our communities.



Homicide Investigation

The Peterborough Police Service is investigating a fatal shooting at an address at the housing complex at 572 Crystal Drive.

At approximately 5:00am on April 26, 2024, officers were called about gunshots being fired.

A 32-year-old Peterborough man was located on scene with gunshot wounds, transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he pronounced deceased.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers learned that the suspect had fled the home.

K9 was called in and conducted a track which led officers to the edge of north side of Highway 115.  The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was also deployed to help officers on the ground attempt to locate the suspect.

The track did not result in locating the suspect.

Officers then conducted a grid search of the area and issued a notice to two nearby schools that there was an ongoing investigation. Hold and secures were lifted about 10:40am after the grid search was completed.

The Peterborough Police Service has identified a suspect and are currently searching known locations.

While we believe this is an isolated incident between parties that are known to each other we also know that at this time the suspect is still at large and may be in possession of a firearm.

If you see any suspicious activity to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Video from Media Availability Friday, April 26, 2024

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