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Arrest made in Firearm Discharge investigation,
Three guns recovered,
Sterling Road and Dundas Street West



Broadcast time: 12:30
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Unit: 11 Division
Phone: 416-808-1100
Case #: 2022-35419


The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest in a firearm discharge investigation.

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 4:41 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a shooting in the area of Sterling Road and Dundas Street West.

It is alleged that:

- a vehicle was fired at and two men were seen running northbound on Sterling Road

- officers arrived and located the two men. They were both arrested

- three guns were recovered during the arrest

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Mario Francis, 32, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. three counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. three counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized.
3. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
4. Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound Endanger Life
5. Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
6. Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10 a.m.

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, David Williams, 19 of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. three counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
2. three counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized.
3. Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
4. Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound Endanger Life
5. Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
6. Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100, 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 or Google Play.


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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications




Arrest made in Firearm Discharge investigation,
Three guns recovered,
Sterling Road and Dundas Street West



Alleged guns seized.
Above: Alleged guns seized.




Arrest made in Firearm Discharge investigation,
Three guns recovered,
Sterling Road and Dundas Street West



Alleged ammunition seized.
Above: Alleged ammunition seized.