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Woman, 21, faces 10 charges in Attempt Murder investigation,
Shuter Street and George Street area



Broadcast time: 10:58
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

51 Division
416-808-5100

Case #: 2018-1179595


On Friday, June 29, 2018, at approximately 1 a.m., officers from 51 Division responded to a radio call for a shooting in the Shuter Street and George Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a verbal altercation occurred in the intersection between a 21-year-old pedestrian and the 21-year-old driver of a vehicle

- the driver exited her vehicle, went to the trunk, and removed a shotgun

- the driver then pointed the shotgun at the pedestrian and began to shoot at the pedestrian

- the driver then put the shotgun back into the trunk and drove away

- a 69-year-old man cycling in the area and the pedestrian sustained non-life-threatening gunshot injuries

The 51 Division Major Crime Unit started an investigation.

It is further alleged that:

- investigators identified the woman driving the vehicle

- search warrants were executed, and a quantity of drugs, a large sum of money, and drug paraphernalia were seized

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 3:35 a.m., Cassandra Beckett-Benjamin, 21, of Toronto, was arrested.

She is charged with:

1) Attempt Murder
2) Pointing a firearm
3) Assault with a weapon
4) Aggravated assault
5) Discharge firearm with intent to wound/endanger life
6) Possession of Unauthorized Firearm
7) Unauthorized possession of a firearm
8) Unauthorized possession of a firearm in motor vehicle
9) Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I
10) Possession of the Proceeds of Crime

She was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10 a.m.


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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Scott Spratt, 51 Division