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Man, 20, arrested, firearm seized,
Greenwood Avenue and Mortimer Avenue area

Broadcast time: 15:23
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

54 Division

Case #: 2017-334259

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public about an arrest in a firearms investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, a call was received for sounds of gunshots in the Greenwood Avenue and Mortimer Avenue area

- there was an altercation between two men and one produced a loaded firearm

- the suspect pointed the firearm at the another person in the residence

- the two men in the altercation were removed from the residence

- the suspect fired one shot in the air outside and another shot in the direction of the residence

- the suspect then fled before officers arrived

On Monday, February 27, 2017, a search warrant was executed.

It is further alleged that:

- during the search, officers located a .380 calibre semi-automatic firearm belonging to the suspect

Shamar Tynes, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Point Firearm
2) Use Firearm to Commit an Indictable Offence
3) two counts of Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding License and Registration
4) Discharge Firearm being Reckless as to the Life or Safety of another Person
5) Carry a concealed weapon
6) two counts of Possess a Firearm while Prohibited
7) two counts of Breach of Probation
8) Careless storage of a firearm
9) Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
10) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly not holding a licence and Registration Certificate
11) Possess a Firearm Obtained by Crime

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, room 507.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Roger Caracciolo, 54 Division