Nova Scotia, Canada -- Officials say a Camp Lejeune Marine threatened his mother at her home in Canada before committing suicide.
Reports indicate 59-year-old Bonnie Scott called police Thursday to say her 22-year-old son was in her driveway and had a gun.
Officials say when they arrived, Marine Lance Corporal Timothy Scott fled, then shot himself.
An autopsy was performed today. The results confirm a self inflicted gunshot was the cause of death.
Investigators say the 9 milimeter handgun used was stolen from the home of Timothy Scott's deceased father in Norfolk, Virginia. They believe Scott entered Canada from the United States on February 11 at 3:15 a.m.
Canadian police report the U.S. Military was searching for the Marine because he had left his unit. WITN has been in touch with military officials, but they have not confirmed that, only that he was based at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in Jacksonville. He was assigned to the Headquarters Supply Battalion.
The mother's home is in the town of Bridgewater, which is located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Bridgewater is about 150 miles west of the coast of Maine.
Below are news releases from Canadian police:
Police Continue Their Investigation of Sudden Death
Friday, February 13th, 2009, Cookville, Lunenburg County, N.S..... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Lunenburg County District and Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit continue their investigation into the sudden death of a 22 year old male, on the Monk Road in Upper Branch, Lunenburg County, N.S.
RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit confirm the identity of the deceased as US Marine L/Cpl. Timothy SCOTT, of Norfolk, Virginia.
Autopsy results confirm the cause of death to be a self inflicted gunshot.
Investigators also confirm that the 9mm handgun found at the scene on the Monk Rd, was the handgun stolen from the residence of the deceased's father in Norfolk, Virginia on or about the 10th of February,
Investigators further confirm that L/Cpl. SCOTT crossed the Canadian and United States border at Woodstock, N.B. on February 11th at
3:15am. L/Cpl. SCOTT was operating a 2003, Black - 4 Door - Saturn Ion, bearing North Carolina license plate VYC-1049.
RCMP investigators are soliciting public assistance in determining the movements of L/Cpl. SCOTT from the time he entered Canada on February 11th, 2009 at 3:15am. Should you have seen this vehicle traveling through New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, you are asked to contact RCMP investigators at 1-800-272-9569.
Investigators have provided the attached photo for media use and distribution.
The RCMP Lunenburg County District and the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit continue with their investigation.
BRIDGEWATER RCMP THWART ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE
Thursday, February 12, 2009 Bridgewater RCMP Detachment, NS...........Thursday February 12th, 2009 RCMP Bridgewater Detachment responded to a 911 call at a Monk Road residence in Upper Branch near Bridgewater.
Police believe that a 24 year old man had gone to the Monk Road residence with a gun to harm his mother. At 3 P.M. the 59 year old woman reported to police that her son was in the driveway with a gun.
Police had received the information minutes before her call and were responding to the residence.
The quick response of RCMP enabled them to engage the 24 year old man demanding him to surrender prior to him being able to harm his mother.
The man complied with some of the police demands but walked out of sight of police. Shortly after police heard a single gun shot. Members took a tactical position until they were able to determine that the man was no longer a threat.
The 24 year deceased man was wanted by the U.S Military from Virginia for abandoning his unit and was in possession of a weapon that was obtained in the U.S.
14 RCMP vehicles were at the scene of the Monk Road residence.
None of the police had discharged their firearms.
It’s believed that the quick response of members of the Bridgewater RCMP who engaged the man in the driveway may have saved the 59 year old woman’s life.
The circumstances surrounding this incident is still under investigation."
Police Continue Their Investigation of Sudden Death
Thursday, February 12th, 2009, Cookville, Lunenburg County, N.S..... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Lunenburg County District and Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit continue their investigation into the sudden death of a 22 year old male on the Monk Road in Upper Branch, Lunenburg County, N.S.
RCMP Lunenburg County District responded to a 911 call reporting an adult male carrying a handgun in the area of 881 Monk Road. Upon responding, RCMP officers made contact with an unknown male who failed to comply with their direction. This subject fled from police who in turn heard a single gunshot. Shortly thereafter, with the use of the RCMP Police Service Dog and Master, RCMP located this subject in close proximity to the immediate residence.
The scene of the crime on the Monk Road is presently secured by Lunenburg County District RCMP, awaiting further forensic analysis and investigation.
Positive identification of the deceased has not yet been confirmed. An autopsy is scheduled for February 13th, 2008 at 9:30am
The RCMP Lunenburg County District, the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit and the provincial Medical Examiner are continuing with their investigation."
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