On September 12, 2019 at approximately 6:30 AM, Akwesasne Mohawk Police responded to a residence in the village of Kana:takon (St. Regis) where an individual had discharged a firearm into a motor vehicle.

Police canvassed the area, and later received information that the suspect was walking in the adjacent neighborhood with a firearm. Due to the potential threat to the community, a lockdown was issued to residents of Kana:takon.

William Burk-Johnson, age 24, was arrested and charged with a number of firearm-related offenses contrary to the Criminal Code. A bail hearing is scheduled for later this week.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service encourages anyone with any information that will assist in their investigation, to please contact Police at 613-575-2000 or the Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.