After being held in custody for almost a year, the suspect in the Bowen Road shooting in Nanaimo has been found not guilty by the jury.
Jordan White, 27, was facing charges of aggravated assault and two weapons offences related to the shooting. After a trial, the jury delivered the verdict of not guilty on all counts related to the shooting on Bowen Road in Nanaimo in December 2022.
White had been in custody since being arrested and charged with the Dec. 9, 2022 incident.
It was early on Dec. 9, 2022, when someone went into a duplex at 2377 Bowen Rd. and shot Jerome Jules in the leg with a pump action shotgun.
Speaking with CHEK News, White says he was not surprised by the verdict.
“I knew it was going to be not guilty, because I didn’t do it, so it’s exactly what I expected,” White said. “I was looking at five to eight years, so I was a bit skeptical but I knew it was going to turn out, so I’m pumped on that.”
Now, with his renewed freedom, White says he’s looking forward to getting back to work and school.
“Go back to framing, I got my first year in carpentry, so I’m gonna get back to that and go back for my second pretty quickly here,” White said. “Let’s move on with life.”
White says he hopes that Jules gets the answers into who did it.
“I feel bad for him, obviously,” White said. “I hope they find who did it.”
–With files from CHEK’s Kendall Hanson