August 10, 2018 | by: Aaron Armstrong

Fredericton man charged with four counts of 1st Degree Murder

The Fredericton Police Force has charged 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond with four counts of first-degree murder, following the events that took place Friday.

Raymond is scheduled to appear in court Monday, August 27.

The names of police officers & civilians killed have been released:

45-year-old Lawrence Robert Costello; a 20-year veteran of the Fredericton Police Force, who leaves behind his partner & four children.

43-year-old Sara Mae Helen Burns; who had served on the Fredericton Police Force for two years, and as an auxiliary officer for two years prior, leaving behind her husband & three children.

42-year-old Donald Adam Robichaud and 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright were also killed in the incident.

*New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is assisting in the homicide investigation — are asking for the public’s help with photos or video footage depicting what took place on Brookside Drive. Details how to anonymously send them video footage/photos here.

Friday, August 10 – Fredericton Police Force responded to an incident this morning in the city.

Police were on scene along Brookside Drive, between Main & Ring Road, around 8am following apparent reports of residents hearing multiple gunshots between 7am & 8am.


Photo Source: CTV Atlantic

At 8:20am, they announced that a shooting occurred, in which four people died.

Among the four dead were two Fredericton Police Officers, authorities stated at 10:30am. There is no word on their names or any info on the other two deceased at this time.

Police confirmed shortly after 10am that they had a suspect in custody, suffering from severe injuries; 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, of Fredericton.

Shortly after 11am, they announced there was no further threat to the public.

Raymond is scheduled to appear in court Monday, August 27.