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Detectives Investigating Fort Erie Shooting – Update 1

On April 15, 2021, detectives along with the Emergency Tactical Unit arrested two individuals in relation to the April 14 shooting in the area of Ridge Road N and Hibbard Street, in Fort Erie.

Cole Lochhead (19 years old) of Fort Erie, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault

A 16 year old female, from Fort Erie, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault

Lockhead and the 16 year old female were held in custody and expected to appear in court on April 16, 2021.

Detectives have also identified the suspect who is believed to be the shooter as Kia Pagan-Sandino (19 years old), of Fort Erie.

Pagan-Sandino is described as being:

  • White
  • 5’7
  • 140lbs
  • Slender
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

Pagan-Sandino is wanted for the charges of

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Discharge a Firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a Firearm
  • Careless use of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Fail to comply with Release Order and Fail to comply with Probation order

Kia Pagan-Sandino is known to frequent the Fort Erie and Port Colborne areas. He is considered armed and dangerous, do not approach. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact 905-688-4111 ext. 1022320 or Crimestoppers.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits the NRPS from releasing the name of a youth.

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Original Release – April 15, 2021

On April 14, 2021 at approximately 11:45pm,  5 District (Fort Erie) uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a report of a shooting. 

Officers responded to the area of Ridge Rd N and Hibbard St where they located the victim.  The victim, a 23 year old male, was found to be suffering from a serious gunshot wound. 

He was treated by Niagara Emergency Medical Services and transported to an out of region hospital. He remains in critical condition.

Detectives are currently looking for 3 male suspects.  2 males were dressed in black clothing.   The 3rd male suspect is described as being taller wearing a red hoodie.

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