Gun discharged inside Clarington townhouse goes through wall and strikes neighbour’s leg

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Published February 2, 2024 at 12:52 pm

A Clarington man is facing five firearm-related charges after firing off a gun in his townhouse, with the bullet going through the wall and into an adjoining unit.

The bullet ended up striking the leg of a neighbour, though the victim did not sustain any injuries.

Durham Police said the victim was sitting at his kitchen table Thursday evening at a townhouse complex near Trulls Road and Strathallan Drive in Courtice when he heard a loud noise and felt something strike his leg. A bullet was found underneath the table and the man then called police.

Officers checked the victim’s residence and located a bullet-sized hole in the wall near the kitchen table. The adjoining townhouse was searched to check on the safety of its occupants and the investigation revealed a bullet-sized hole in the adjoining townhouse – coinciding with the hole found in the victim’s residence.

Officers then searched the backyard of the unit and found a firearm. The homeowner was located a short distance away and taken into custody without incident.

Jamera Malone, 42, is charged with careless use of a firearm and four other weapons offences. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Gordon of the East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1615.

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