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Stabbing Occurrence

 

Broadcast Time:    3:45 p.m.                            Date: June 20, 2023

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the Sarnia Police Service investigated a stabbing occurrence in the 200 block of Shepherd Street in the City of Sarnia.

The male victim, a 38-year-old Sarnia resident, was walking alone when a confrontation ensued with the three accused. A physical interaction occurred during which time the victim sustained a stab wound to the back, and was shot multiple times, with what is a pellet handgun. He was later transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He remains at London Health Sciences where he is listed in stable condition.

Police attended and arrested all three accused without further incident and recovered the involved weapons.

As a result of this investigation, the following charges were laid:

Denver MACDONALD, a 23-year-old Sarnia resident, is charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Desiree LASENBY, a 20-year-old Sarnia resident, is charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Fail to Comply with Probation
  • Disobey Court Order

A young person, who name cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Disguise with Intent

All three accused were held for a bail hearing.

The victim and the accused individuals are not known to each other. If anyone has information or video surveillance in relation to this incident, please contact the Sarnia Police Service at Criminal Investigations Branch (519) 344-8861 Ext. 5300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Staff Sergeant Johann LEWIS #200

Email: 200@police.sarnia.on.ca

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