Thursday, June 05, 2014

7:20 Wednesday: Justin Bourque, St. Hubert, and Don Zimmer

From L-R: James Larche, Fabrice Gevaudan, Joseph Ross, were the Mounties killed in Wednesday’s shooting in Moncton, N.B. They are profiled here.
UPDATE: A gunman who killed three police officers and wounded two others in Canada is in custody after more than a day on the run, authorities said Friday. 

Police took Justin Bourque, 24, at 12:10 a.m. Friday (11:10 p.m. ET Thursday), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The suspect, dressed in fatigues and armed with a rifle, went on a rampage Wednesday evening in Moncton, New Brunswick, authorities say.

The time was 7:20 pm Atlantic Time, and something was going badly wrong in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Justin Bourque was beginning a shooting rampage, and within minutes, he would kill three Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and injury two others.

Heavily armed RCMP officers patrolled the small east coast city overnight in the search for 24-year-old Justin Bourque, a Moncton man who was wearing military camouflage and carrying two rifles in a picture (above) released by police on Twitter. Thursday, Bourque was still at large.

Police said he was armed and dangerous and urged anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.

Moncton, a city of about 69,000 people, is about 95 miles northeast of St. John, New Brunswick.

Justin Bourque's name game...

Justin is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning "just, upright, righteous." Variant of Justus.
Bourque is French, a reduced form of Bourrique, from a personal name, probably a derivative of bourre "tawny, fawn" (from Latin burrus), hence denoting a man with tawny hair.
An alternative meaning for Bourque is "a dweller at, or near a stronghold or fortified place."

Local Moncton eyewitnesses snapped photos of Bourque as he walked through their city on his shooting spree.

 Bourque posted images of himself and a friend on Facebook, heavily armed.

 Justin Bourque's last Facebook message, reportedly, was lyrics from a Megadeath song.
Armed and dangerous: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted an image of suspected cop killer Justin Bourque, 24, wearing military camouflage and wielding two guns. He was still on the run Thursday. The manhunt continues for the tawny-haired righteous dweller, who may now be at a fortified stronghold.

7:20 on Wednesday Night. Different time zones, the same numbers.

At 7:20 pm Eastern, 4:20 pm Pacific, a Harrier AV-8B jet crashed into a residential community in Imperial, California, about 90 miles east of San Diego, Wednesday. It went down in a front yard, damaging three homes. The pilot ejected safely and no one on the ground was hurt. Also, on Wednesday at about 10 pm Pacific, another U.S. Navy jet, a F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the ocean off the Southern California coast while the pilot was attempting to land on the San Diego-based carrier USS Carl Vinson. The pilot ejected safely, but the plane was not recovered.

Police Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce spoke about the St, Hubert case during the news conference.

At 7:20 pm Eastern, a New York news conference was beginning, detailing the stabbing of two young children and a teenager in Brooklyn this past weekend. Police say Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was the suspect. Sources say St. Hubert had served the maximum sentence of five years before being released on community supervision on May 23. They also say he was denied his initial conditional release on September 6, 2013. Police say the suspect fatally stabbed Prince Joshua Avitto "PJ" Avitto, 6, and wounded his friend Mikayla Capers, 7, Sunday inside an elevator at the Boulevard Houses public housing complex in East New York. It is thought the same man fatally stabbed Tanaya Copeland, 18, last Friday, but said at the press conference that St. Hubert was only being sought in connection with Sunday's stabbings. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton released a photo of St. Hubert and asked for the public's help finding him. The official briefing ended, and St. Hubert was apprehended by detectives shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of 145 Street and 133 Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.

7:20 in Florida? A couple hours after Don Zimmer's Wednesday night passing, the Tampa Bay Rays announced to their baseball crowd during the fifth inning that the legendary baseball man had died.

Donald William Zimmer (January 17, 1931 – June 4, 2014) was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 66 years. Zimmer was a figure of some controversy, once charging the mound in 2003, swinging at, but being thrown to the ground by Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. Zimmer was nicknamed "El Galleguito" (The Gallegan) in Cuba and "El Soldadito" (The Small Soldier) in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Tom Foley, is shown wearing a jersey in honor of senior baseball advisor Don Zimmer, during the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Foley had been wearing the jersey for a few weeks. Photo credit: Chris O'Meara.

Meanwhile, in and around Yellowstone National Park, two days of earthquakes shook the area.


Andrew said...

In 2007, the Canadian country-rock band Emerson Drive had a #1 hit called "Moments" about a man contemplating suicide. In the video, the band's bass player, Patrick Bourque, can be seen. A few months after it hit the top of the charts, Bourque abruptly quits the band and subsequently commits suicide at his home in Montreal. No one knows why.

chris said...

Bourque has a pump action 12 gauge shotgun and what appears to be an M1A rifle.

Hopefully they'll find him before he kills anyone else.