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

Investigation uncovers 43 other weapons from home

Published on October 18, 2013
RNC officers remove evidence from a house in Chamberlains Wednesday. — Photo courtesy of Marilyn Crotty

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).

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.