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Boy, 17, faces seven charges in Discharge Firearm Investigation,
Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area

Broadcast time: 13:21
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

23 Division

Case #: 2018- 374628

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Discharge Firearm investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7:44 a.m., a boy attended the Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard area

- the boy walked into a residential housing complex and produced a semi-automatic handgun

- the boy fired approximately five shots at an undetermined target, then fled the area on foot

- police arrived on scene and investigated

- members of the public came forward and assisted the officers

- there were no physical injuries sustained in this incident, other than damage to a vehicle

- ammunition casings were located at the scene

Officers from the Area Field Command Investigative Support Unit applied for, and were granted, a Criminal Code search warrant for an address.

On Monday, March 5, 2018, at approximately 7 p.m., officers executed the warrant and a 17-year-old boy was arrested. He is charged with

1) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
2) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without Holding a License and Registration Certificate
3) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not Holding a License
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm
5) Carry Concealed Weapon
6) Discharge Firearm Being Reckless as to the Life or Safety of another person
7) Careless Use of a Firearm

The boy was scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday March, 6 2018.

Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jason Taylor, Area Field Command Investigative Support Unit