Release Date:  January 26, 2023

(M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION, ON) – Another arrest has been made as part of an ongoing murder investigation involving Brandon Brooks who died in the April 5, 2022, shooting on M’Chigeeng First Nation.

On January 24, 2023, Robert EDWARDS, 31-years-old, a band member of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation residing in M’Chigeeng First Nation, was arrested, and charged with First Degree Murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused has been remanded into custody.

The United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police Crime Unit, in conjunction with the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit, the North East Region OPP Emergency Response Team and the North East Region OPP Community Street Crime Unit, are continuing this investigation under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

If anyone has further information regarding this incident, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police service. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Ontario Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip online at where you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.

James Killeen
Chief of Police