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Arrests made in Firearms Incident,
Eight boys and man arrested



Broadcast time: 15:30
Monday, November 4, 2019

51 Division
416-808-5100

Case #: 2019-2122381


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 12:53 a.m., the Toronto Police Service arrested eight boys and a man in a gun and gang related investigation in Regent Park.

It is alleged that:

- a wanted 15-year-old boy was observed exiting a townhouse in Regent Park by two plain clothes police officers who were assigned to Project Community Space

- the officers followed the boy, along with two other boys to the area of Eastern Avenue and Cherry Street

- the officers attempted to arrest the wanted boy

- the boy brandished a loaded handgun and pointed it at the police officer

- the officers did not engage the boy and he fled

- the boy was later located and arrested with a loaded firearm

- the other two boys, who were with the 15-year-old boy, were also arrested shortly after

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 15-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Careless Storage of Prohibited Ammunition
5. Careless Storage of a prohibited device (over capacity magazine)
6. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
7. Possess Restricted prohibited device Knowing no Authority (Over capacity Magazine)
8. Point a Firearm
9. Assault Police Officer with Firearm
10. Fail to Comply with Recognizance


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Careless Storage of Prohibited Ammunition
5. Careless Storage of a prohibited device (over capacity magazine)
6. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
7. Possess Restricted prohibited device Knowing no Authority (Over capacity Magazine)
8. Obstruct Peace Officer


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Careless Storage of Prohibited Ammunition
5. Careless Storage of a prohibited device (over capacity magazine)
6. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
7. Possess Restricted prohibited device Knowing no Authority (Over capacity Magazine)
8. Carry Concealed Weapon

They all appeared in court at 311 Jarvis Street on Sunday, November 3, 2019.


It is further alleged:

- police continued the investigation and executed a warrant in the area of Regent Street and Cole Street

- five boys began to flee from the address when noticing the police presence

- one of these boys was wanted on a warrant for an attempt murder investigation

- officers entered the address and located a 22-year-old man inside

- officers located an illegal handgun inside the home


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, Adh-Har Abdalla Hashim, 22, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 17-year-old boy of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
5. Fail to Comply with Recognizance


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 17-year-old boy of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
5. Two counts of Fail to Comply with YCJA sentence conditions


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 16-year-old boy of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
5. Fail to Comply with YCJA sentence
6. Discharge with Intent
7. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
8. Carry Concealed Weapon
9. Possession of a Firearm
10. Possession of a Loaded Firearm
11. Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm


On Sunday, November 3, 2019, a 14-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammo
5. Fail to Comply with Undertaking

They all appeared in court at 311 Jarvis Street on Sunday, November 3, 2019.



***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 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 Constable Ryan Kotzer, 51 Division




Arrests made in Firearms Incident,
Eight boys and man arrested



Alleged loaded firearm seized in investigation.
Above: Alleged loaded firearm seized in investigation.




Arrests made in Firearms Incident,
Eight boys and man arrested



Alleged seized firearm in investigation
Above: Alleged seized firearm in investigation