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UPDATE: Parham fire and shooting suspect apprehended

UPDATE: OPP say that at approximately 7:30 a.m. on June 8, 2020 officers arrested the suspect at a residence in the Hartington area, south of Parham. The arrest was made without incident.

The investigation remains ongoing and there is no further concern for public safety. Further information will be released when available.

Affected residents in Parham have been allowed to return to their homes and the section of Highway 38 has been reopened.

ORIGINAL:

OPP are asking for the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect believed to be responsible for shooting at several victims and setting a fire at a home and church in the village of Parham, north of Kingston, on the night of Sunday, Jun. 7, 2020.

Police are searching for 42-year-old Brian Daniel Mosher, of Central Frontenac. Mosher is white, approximately 188 centimetres (6 feet) tall, weighs 115 kilograms (255 lbs), and has grey hair. Mosher was last seen wearing a black shirt and beige shorts. He is considered dangerous and OPP instruct anyone who sees him not to approach, and instead call 9-1-1 immediately.

Members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit, OPP Crisis Negotiators as well as members several of other detachments are searching for the suspect in the area. It’s not known if Mosher has gained access to a vehicle.

OPP say that one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident. The fire, which started in a residence and spread to the adjacent church, caused extensive damage to both structures.

Several homes in the community have been evacuated as a precaution while the suspect remains at large.

Highway 38 is closed in the Parham area, with police roadblocks in place.

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