09/23/2015 01:34 EDT | Updated 09/24/2015 11:59 EDT

Wilno Triple Shooting Suspect Charged With First-Degree Murder

PEMBROKE, Ont.- A 57-year-old man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the separate slayings of three women whose deaths sparked a lockdown and manhunt in eastern Ontario on Tuesday.

Basil Borutski is about to appear in a Pembroke, Ont., courthouse to answer to the charges.

Just before his appearance, his family said it was devastated and in mourning for the three victims.