Police arrest fourth suspect in fatal Brantford motel shooting

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The fourth and final suspect in a deadly shooting at a Brantford motel has been apprehended in northern Ontario. 

Working with police services in other jurisdictions, 35-year-old Roger Earl VanEvery of Brantford was arrested at around 2 a.m. on Thursday. 

Although they could not specify exactly where in northern Ontario VanEvery was arrested, the Brantford Police Service thanked the Anishinabek Police Service, the North Bay Police Service and the OPP for their cooperation and assistance in this investigation. 

“We would also like to thank Six Nations Police, Hamilton Police, London Police Service and Norfolk County OPP for their ongoing support in this investigation,” reads a statement.

VanEvery is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit murder under the Criminal Code of Canada.

VanEvery is the fourth suspect to be arrested for the shooting of three men at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East in Brantford on Saturday, Feb. 8. 

On that day at about 5:50 a.m., police arrived to find the victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

All three were transported to hospital. Two of them, ages 25 and 26, survived, while 42-year-old Jason David Kossatz died due to his injuries.

Three other men had already been arrested in connection with the shooting. 

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