Canada-wide warrant issued in shooting


Posted By Arron Pickard, The Daily Press

August 24, 2009

Timmins Police Service has issued a Canada-wide warrant for Denis Earl Sullivan in connection with an Aug. 18 shooting during a home invasion.


A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Timmins resident Denis Sullivan.

Sullivan, 29, is wanted in connection with an attempted murder of a 23-year-old male.

On Aug. 18 at about 1:30 a.m., the Timmins Police Services responded to an incident involving two males wearing balaclavas and dressed in dark clothing. They allegedly forced their way into a residence on Sixth Ave., armed with a firearm.

The two males ordered the three occupants of the residence to the floor.

During the confrontation one of the accused discharged the firearm, striking the 23-year-old victim in the shoulder. The two culprits then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Timmins and District Hospital and then to Sudbury, said Timmins Police Service Sgt. Richard Blanchette.

He is currently doing well and recovering.

Sullivan is considered to be armed and dangerous and, therefore, should not beapproached by the general public, warns the Timmins police.

The Timmins Police Service is currently in the process of identifying the second male involved in this incident.

“We are still doing a lot of interviews and hope to be able to identify him in the near future,” Blanchette said. “We will keep working on tips that we get.”

Canada-wide arrest warrants are only issued for serious incidents such as murder or attempted murder suspects or a serial-type predator, Blanchette said, adding it’s the Crown attorney’s office that determines the extent of the warrant.

Anyone who has information relating to Sullivan’s whereabouts or the shooting incident is urged to contact the Timmins Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit at 264-1201.

More information will be made available by Timmins Police Service pending the identification of the second suspect or apprehension of Sullivan.