Accused in 2022 M’Chigeeng shooting turns himself into police

CORRECTION: This story was corrected at 9:52 pm January 17 to reflect the initial headline and lead indicating that a death had occurred in the 2022 M’Chigeeng shooting involving the accused, Prince Almando Graham. The victim did not perish as a result of the incident. The Expositor regrets the errors.

M’CHIGEENG—Almost one year following the shooting of a 30-year-old male at a M’Chigeeng First Nation residence, the accused in the crime, Prince Almando Graham, 38, has been arrested after turning himself in, United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police Service is reporting.

Mr. Graham, who was also known as ‘P,’ was arrested on Monday, January 16 and processed at UCCM Police headquarters. He is being held for bail on the following charges: attempt to commit murder using a restricted firearm, pointing a firearm, handle firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

As was previously reported by this newspaper, “just before 10 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2022, UCCM Police were called in relation to a weapons complaint at an address on Bebonang Street, in M’Chigeeng First Nation,” a press release from the UCCM Police stated.

“When officers arrived on scene they located a 30-year-old man who had been shot. The male was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries. This is believed to be a targeted and isolated incident.”

The victim was also from southern Ontario.

Detectives from the UCCM and OPP criminal investigations units began canvassing the area for information, evidence and video surveillance footage. This included police checking vehicles leaving Manitoulin at the Little Current swing bridge on Sunday.

Mr. Graham fled the scene prior to police arrival which initiated an expansive search of identified residences and associated vehicles throughout communities on Manitoulin Island. This was conducted in coordination with the OPP Emergency Response Team, Tactical Rescue Unit, Aviation Unit, Community Street Crime Unit and OPP uniformed officers.

Mr. Graham managed to evade capture for almost 11 months.