Boy, 16, arrested in Attempt Murder and Discharge Firearm investigation,
Loaded semi-automatic handgun recovered,
Dixon Road and Highway 27 area
Broadcast time: 08:51
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Case #: 2018-80821
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an Attempt Murder and Discharge Firearm investigation.
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., police received a radio call for a shooting in the Dixon Road and Highway 27 area.
It is alleged that:
- a 16-year-old boy and a group of friends attended a restaurant in the area
- a verbal altercation took place, outside, in the parking lot
- the altercation escalated and the boy produced a semi-automatic handgun
- everyone in the area began to flee
- a 29-year-old man and 21-year-old man fled in a vehicle
- the boy fired multiple rounds into the vehicle with the two men inside
- the boy fled the area on foot
- the men received non-life-threatening injuries
On Monday, January 22, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested.
It is further alleged that:
- the boy was found in possession of a loaded CZ Shadow 9 mm handgun
He is charged with:
1) two counts of Possess restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
2) two counts of Possess firearm other than restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence
3) two counts of Occupy motor vehicle with firearm
4) two counts of Use/Handle/Store Firearm Carelessly
5) two counts of Attempted Murder
6) Discharge firearm with intent to wound, endanger life or prevent arrest
7) Use firearm/commit indictable offence
8) Possession for Purpose cocaine
He cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
He was scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jason Taylor, Area Field Command Investigative Support Unit