Ernie Duggan charged with first degree murder in the death of a 58 year old woman in Bayhead

Colchester District RCMP were called to a home on Clarks Road in Bayhead on September 17th shortly before midnight on report of a deceased female.

A male suspect was located by RCMP shortly after the discovery of the deceased female. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. Police followed the man to the area of Lockerbie Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6, Tatamagouche where gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was wounded.

Ernie “Junior” Ross Duggan was sent to hospital for treatment where he remains in custody. Duggan has been charged with first degree murder of the 58 year old woman and attempted murder for firing at police.