Burlington teen faces charges after gunshots fired during break-in


Published December 7, 2022 at 11:22 am

A Burlington man is facing several gun and drug charges after being arrested last night by Halton police.

Police were investigating a Monday incident where a shot was fired inside a condo unit in the area of Dundas Street and Sutton Drive in Burlington. Two suspects gained entry and, during the incident, a gun was fired. The shot did not strike anyone and no physical injuries were reported. Both suspects fled the scene in a red Kia.

Investigators were able to identify one of the suspects and his vehicle was located in a residential area in Burlington. At around 10 p.m. yesterday, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Whittaker Dr. in Burlington.

During the investigation, officers also seized quantities of cocaine and fentanyl.

Savion Beckford-Salmon, 19, of Burlington has been arrested and charged with:

  • Break and enter
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Breach of undertaking
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police are still looking for a second suspect, described only as a black male.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Det. Brian Stapleton of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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