Nanaimo News Bulletin

Date set for trial on gun charge

The trial on a gun charge for a man involved in a shootout on Wilgress Road in May 2010 will go forward next June.

Simon Phillip Dockerill is charged with possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition.

He was initially charged with murder following the late afternoon shooting which killed John Charles Borden, 47, and injured Dockerill and another man. But in July, Crown counsel requested that the murder charge be dropped following developments in the police investigation, which satisfied the Crown that the deceased initiated the exchange of gunfire that led to his death and Dockerill responded with an apparent act of self-defence.

His trial to deal with the remaining charge – possession of a restricted firearm – was scheduled to take place in October in Supreme Court in Nanaimo, but it was postponed due to a health issue that prevented Dockerill’s lawyer from attending. The 10-day trial will start June 10.

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