3D printed and loaded gun found during RIDE program in Brampton

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Published January 1, 2024 at 6:48 pm

During last year’s RIDE program in Brampton, Peel Regional Police arrested and charged an 18-year-old man after recovering a loaded gun.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23 (2023) police say shortly before 11 p.m., they were conducting a patrol in the area of Steeles Avenue and Tomken Road.

According to police, during the investigation a loaded Glock was seized along with a magazine.

Authorities believe the frame of the gun was created using a 3D printer.

Justin McLeish of Brampton is charged with multiple firearm offences including possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, and failing to comply with an undertaking.

He was held for a bail hearing, and later attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Police urge anyone with information to contact the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 2133, or provide anonymous tips through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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