55-year-old Man charged with attempted murder after fire at Hillsburn home

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A 55-year-old man is facing several charges, including attempted murder and arson, after a bizarre sequence of events in Hillsburn, N.S., early Monday morning.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they responded to a call around 1:15 a.m. on Parker Mountain Road of a man who had a gun.

Police say the man was a suspect in a suspicious fire that tore through a motorhome before spreading to a nearby property earlier in the evening.

Officials say while fighting the blaze, firefighters heard what sounded like gunfire.

“Our officers were at the scene and the suspect approached the area in a stolen vehicle,” says Corporal Jennifer Clark of the Nova Scotia RCMP on Monday. “The RCMP officers took action which resulted in the discharge of their firearms.”

The man was taken to hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Jeffrey Luke Gregory, 55, is now facing two charges of attempted murder, along with charges of dangerous driving, arson with disregard for human life, and arson causing damage to property.

Gregory remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal provincial court on July 14.

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