Man, 27, faces seven charges in firearm investigation,
Bathurst Street and King Street West area,
Broadcast time: 09:46
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Case #: 2018-1160
The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a firearm investigation.
On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 3 a.m., officers had responded to a call for an Assault in the Bathurst Street and King Street West area.
It is alleged that:
- officers observed a man leaving a nightclub
- he dropped a firearm onto the ground
- he picked it up quickly and started to run away
- he was caught after a brief foot pursuit
- a brief struggle ensued
- he attempted to conceal the firearm on his body during the struggle
- - a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm Luger pistol was seized
Bashir Osman, 27, of Kingston, has been charged with:
1) Careless Storage of a Firearm
2) Weapons Dangerous
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
4) Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited Firearm
5) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
6) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
7) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Monday, January 1, 2018, 10 a.m., room 101.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Darren Worth, 14 Division