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In Clarence-Rockland: One man is dead, one man in custody; investigation begins

Updated: Police have identified the deceased man as Paul Jobin, and laid charges against 73-year-old Richard Fortin for first-degree murder. 

Russell County Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of a 75-year-old man. One man has been taken into custody.

On November 6, 2018, members of the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Clarence-Rockland Fire Services and Prescott and Russell Paramedics responded to a call of possible gunshots at a private residence in Clarence-Rockland.

A 75-year-old male was transported to hospital and later pronounced deceased. One male is in police custody.

The investigation is continuing by the Russell County Crime Unit with the assistance of the OPP East Region Support Team and the Long Sault Forensic Identification Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dave MacDonald of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

More information will be released as it becomes available.

The OPP is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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