Man charged in pellet gun shooting linked to arrow killing in Kitchener: police

Eric Amaral. Photo: Facebook
Eric Amaral. Photo: Facebook

The Canadian Press

KITCHENER, Ont. - Police say a man charged in a pellet gun shooting in Kitchener, is also a person of interest in the death of a 60-year-old man who was found with an arrow in his chest earlier this month.

Eric Amaral, 29, faces several weapons-related charges after police allege he shot an officer in the face and hand during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

He appeared in court Wednesday and was remanded until his next hearing next Tuesday.

Police say they had been seeking to speak with Amaral in connection with the death of Michael Gibbon, who was found lying outside a home in Kitchener on Oct. 5.

The investigation in Gibbon’s death continues and police are treating his death as a homicide.

The killing has rattled the community and police are urging people to stay vigilant as it’s not known whether the public is at risk. (CKGL, CTV News)

© The Canadian Press, 2015

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