Dawe had 9 mm handgun, AK 47 rifle, police say

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Investigation uncovers 43 other weapons from home

Brian Dawe, the man responsible for the deaths of two people in C.B.S this week, and who took his own life in a double-murder suicide, had a nine-millimetre handgun, an AK 47 semi-automatic assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle when he killed himself, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC).

RNC officers remove evidence from a house in Chamberlains Wednesday. — Photo courtesy of Marilyn Crotty

Dawe was also wearing a bullet proof vest when his body was found in his vehicle near a cemetery off Kenmount Road.

The weapons were seized from the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road Wednesday.

At about 8:30 a.m., RNC Patrol Service responded to the cemetery after getting a report of a sudden death.

It was determined the dead man was Brian Dawe, the person of interest from the shooting in of Villa Nova Plaza in Conception Bay South the night before.

Dawe was legally allowed to possess the firearms, but not the ammunition clips.

The RNC’s media relations divison says the investigation continues, and that an additional 43 weapons were seized from Dawe’s house, including one prohibited weapon, seven restricted weapons, 12 non-restricted weapons and 25 air rifles.

Anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

 

Organizations: RNC Patrol Service, Anglican Cemetery, Crime Stoppers Villa Nova Plaza

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  • Robert
    October 19, 2013 - 09:18

    We like to think we (Canadians) are different then our USA friends when it comes to weapons! But since this man had acquired some 40 weapons quite legally proves nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing the police did or tried to do did anything to prevent what could have been a disaster of "USA" proportions. Hundreds of people could easily be dead today. And I suppose the gun lovers of Canada will take the same position as their USA buddies.........."people kill not guns". How does any person in Canada have the legal right to gather such weapons? Nobody goes rabbit hunting with an AK47!

    • Luke
      November 12, 2013 - 13:32

      Nobody goes hunting with them because your not allowed to.... simple as that. On top of that an ak47 is a prohibited weapon so unless he was properly licensed which is nearly impossible to do these days, he illegally had the gun.

  • Old Timer
    October 18, 2013 - 14:58

    With a AK 47 semi-automatic assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle when he killed himself and wearing a bullet proof vest he must be thinking of a shootout with the police. Thank God it ended like it did could have had many more lives lost. So very sorry for the families involved.