A man wanted by Kingston Police since mid-July was arrested Friday afternoon without incident. Justin Hunter, 33 years, is charged with attempted murder, and nine other criminal charges.
On July 14 a 22-year-old female victim known to Hunter was struck and seriously injured by a truck being driven by him at the intersection of Queen Street and Sydenham Street. Hunter fled the scene and has been actively avoiding police capture ever since.
On September 10th, 2015, the investigation into Hunter’s whereabouts yielded some reliable information which eventually led to the apprehension on Friday. In addition to Hunter’s arrest, two individuals were arrested for being accessories after the fact in helping Hunter avoid arrest. A fourth person was arrested on outstanding warrants from the Napanee area.
Investigators wish to thank all members of the public and partner police services who provided assistance in this investigation.
Anyone with information that would assist investigators, particularly with respect to those who acted as accessories after the fact, are asked to contact either Det. Adam McMullen (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 6281) or Det. James Veltman (email@example.com ext. 6300) of the Major Crime Unit .
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.
Release and photo source: Kingston Police