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Police make arrest in Fassina Street attempted murder

A 29-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery.
The Thunder Bay Police Service is continuing to hold the scene of an attempted homicide on the 300 block of Fassina Street on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY — City police have arrested a suspect in an attempted murder case.

The Thunder Bay Police Service said 29-year-old Jessie Veikko Allan Kuokkanen was arrested early Wednesday morning and faces charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

Emergency services had been called to the 300 block of Fassina Street on Monday evening, where a man was found with serious injuries.

Police had said on Tuesday that the victim was in hospital in critical condition.

The police service's major crimes and forensic identification units are involved in the ongoing investigation.

Investigators have asked that anyone in the area with home or business surveillance cameras, or dash camera footage, in the area of Fassina and Valley streets to review their footage and come forward if they have anything they believe to be relevant.

Kuokkanen appeared in bail court on Wednesday and remains in custody.


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