June 9th, 2014

by nickiesha on October 11, 2014 - 12:04am

Option 1 : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/moncton-shooting-suspect-had-ranting-and-raging-paranoia-father-says/article19463325/http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1212634-who-is-justin-bourquhttp://www.nugget.ca/2014/08/08/justin-bourque-pleads-guilty-in-moncton-mountie-killing-spree



1. In June of 2014, a 24 year old man, named Justin Bourque performed a shooting rampage and murdered three mounties and also attempting to kill two others. It put the whole city of Moncton, and New Brunswick on lockdown for two days. Justin Bourque was pleaded guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The affidavit noticed that Justin Bourque was going through serious depression, emotional and financial instability which got worse over the course of June. Also the affidavit states that during the encounteer between Justin and his father two days before the shooting is great indicator as to why the shootings happened. Justin father states that he was unable to calm down his son as he was driving him to work. He was raging against all authority, and concerning himself with manners that was beyond his control as well as issues not concerning Canada. He then also states that he was unable to reason with him at all.  

2. On June 4th, of 2014, the day of the shootings, Justin had last seen his father around 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Just did not begin the shooting until around 7 o’oclock in the evening. At the time Justin saw his father, Justin was telling his father that he was leaving for work only to find out that he never showed up to the warehouse where he was employed. his father had called him to ask why he lied to him, but justin started being avoidant, and direspectful. He later hung up on his father.

3. a) During the shooting, I think Justin Bourque discretly walked through the city of Moncton in a hiding area. Also preceding that moment, he then shoots the first three people he sees which are the three mounties. Two people saw he was the one with the gun shooting, so he attempted to kill them, so he can avoid the fact that they witnessed that he was the prosecutor.

 b) I think Justin Bourque had issues happening at work the day before the shooting. I think he also had problems at home with his mom and dad. He was most likely feeling distant from them, and acting out the way he did was a way to gain their attention

c) In my opinion, it is great that Justin Bourque was recommended help for what he did. He obviously had a mental health issue, otherwise he would not go off killing people. I do think he is misunderstood, however it is not an excuse for his horrible behavior. The fact that they suggested help for him was a great idea





I completely agree with Nickiesha, I do believe that Justin's actions were to get his parents attention, otherwise he wouldn't have done what he did. The fact that he is mentally ill also played a big role in this tragic incident, Justin is mentally unstable and he should have been treated for his depression when his parents first noticed it. depression could lead to death or suicidal thoughts, this tragic incident could have been avoided if he got help earlier.

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