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Sarnia police arrest man wanted for 'targeted' shooting

A house on Napier Street in Sarnia is taped off for a police investigation on Aug. 28, 2023. (Sean Irvine/CTV News London) A house on Napier Street in Sarnia is taped off for a police investigation on Aug. 28, 2023. (Sean Irvine/CTV News London)
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Sarnia police have arrested a man they say is responsible for shooting someone last summer.

On Aug. 28, 2023, a man was found at the front doors of the Sarnia police station in distress from multiple shot wounds.

Police said the victim sustained two gunshots to his chest and one through his neck.

An investigation revealed that the victim had fled for his life from a home on Napier Street after being shot with a 9 mm handgun.

Police said the man suffered permanent damage to his arm and throat.

The Sarnia Police Service said they formed grounds to charge 18-year-old Craig Dooley of Sarnia. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Monday, Dooley was found after he tried crossing into Canada from the U.S. at the Huntington border in British Columbia.

He was transferred back to Sarnia and returned Friday.

Dooley was held for a bail hearing and placed in custody until March 4 for multiple charges, including:

  • Attempt murder
  • Discharging a firearm with intent
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition

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