Gun charges laid against Burlington man, 18, after disturbance call in Mississauga

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Published February 6, 2024 at 10:25 am

Burlington man gun charges after arrest in Mississauga

An 18-year-old Burlington man is facing a half dozen weapons charges after a disturbance call in Mississauga’s west end led police to the discovery of a loaded handgun.

Peel Regional Police said in a news release Tuesday that the charges have been laid in relation to an incident that unfolded at about 12:45 a.m. this past Saturday in the Eglinton Avenue West/Winston Churchill Boulevard area of the city.

According to police, officers responded to the disturbance call near Destination Drive and Dubonet Drive only to find that the alleged culprit had left the area. Police didn’t specify if the incident took place at a home or some other location.

A short time later, Peel police arrested a suspect, with help from Halton Regional Police.

Investigators say they also recovered a loaded compact Glock 43 9mm handgun along with nine rounds of ammunition.

Ahmad Farooq, 18, of Burlington, is charged with:

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  • utter threat to damage property
  • knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • unauthorized possession of firearm
  • possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose

He was held for a bail hearing in Brampton court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Peel police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1133, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

(Cover photo: Peel Regional Police)

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