Assault, gunshot fired in downtown Oshawa leads to charges for 18-year-old
Published January 23, 2023 at 2:53 pm
An 18-year-old from Oshawa faces more than a dozen criminal charges after a gunshot cracked the night in the city’s downtown.
The shot rang out on Dec. 10 around 9:30 p.m. Durham Regional Police allege an unspecified “incident” occurred near the intersection of King St. and Nassau St.
This section of King St. is home to several small businesses and Nassau St. leads to a residential area.
During the incident police say the suspect “became physical” with the victim. Ultimately the suspect pulled a gun on the victim and fired a shot at the victim. The shot missed and the suspect fled down Nassau St.
When investigators arrived shortly thereafter they found a single bullet casing on the ground. No injuries were reported following the shot.
Police first announced their investigation on Dec. 13. At that time they had not identified a suspect and had only a description to make available.
Nearly six weeks later, on Jan 23, police revealed they had identified a potential suspect who remains at large.
Antjuan Lewis, 18 of Oshawa, is wanted on 17 criminal charges stemming from the incident including; firing a gunshot with intent to wound, possession of a weapon, pointing a firearm and assault.
Anyone with information about the incident can call D/Cst. Trafford at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2739 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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