Bail hearing set for Sydney man involved in alleged drive-by shooting

Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post comments@cbpost.com
Published on March 13, 2014

SYDNEY — A 20-year-old Sydney man charged in connection with a drive-by shooting will remain behind bars pending the outcome of a bail hearing now set for Monday.

Steven Douglas Killam of Duffel Drive is charged with two counts of possession of weapons dangerous to public peace, mischief in relation to property damage and four counts of breaching court orders.

The charges stem from a shooting incident last week when a vehicle was struck several times by a man driving near the Mayflower Mall with a handgun.

The individual followed the shooter who lost control of his vehicle and overturned in a ditch on the Gardiner Road.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.

Police seized a P36 airsoft pistol — a replica handgun that fires plastic pellets — from the suspect vehicle.

Meanwhile, Killam is also scheduled to stand trial in June on four counts of assault and single counts of sexual assault, assault with a weapon (a shoelace), uttering a threat, forcible confinement and breaching a court order. The trial is set for June 9.

Killam was on release conditions at the time he is alleged to have committed the weapons offences.