Mississauga Man Charged in Wild Toronto Chase

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Four men - including one from Mississauga - are facing 97 combined charges in connection with a Toronto shooting investigation which ended with a wild chase.

The suspects were arrested on May 28.

The incident took place in the Regent Park area and two loaded guns were seized by Toronto police.

A plainclothes officer was in the Parliament St. and Dundas St. E. area, as part of proactive efforts to investigate and respond to gun violence in the Regent Park area

The officer saw a vehicle with four people — one of whom wore clothing that looked like a disguise, say police.

Backup was called in and another plainclothes officer responded and saw the same vehicle now near the intersection of Parliament and Coatsworth streets.

An occupant of the vehicle exited and stood on the west sidewalk of Parliament St. before discharged a gun in a northerly direction, toward traffic and pedestrians.

No one was struck, say police.

The man got back into the vehicle which drove off, and plainclothes police officers followed.

The vehicle drove to the intersection of Sherbourne and Shuter streets where it was boxed in by plainclothes and marked police cruisers.

Officers tried to arrest the occupants but the driver reversed, causing it to collide with -and severely damage- a police vehicle.

The man then drove at a uniformed police officer, striking the officer, but not causing serious injury, investigators allege.

The driver went into oncoming traffic at a high speed, leading to a pursuit.

The vehicle drove through a red light and collided with a taxi at Shuter and Jarvis streets, continuing north on Jarvis- in oncoming traffic- to Dundas Street East, pursued by police vehicles.

The suspect turned left into oncoming eastbound traffic, colliding with another taxi at Jarvis St. and Dundas St. E. then continued westbound on Dundas -on the east sidewalk- narrowly missing pedestrians.

The driver tried make a left turn onto Mutual St. and lost control of the vehicle.

It struck a police car and garbage cans, disabling the vehicle.

All four men exited the vehicle and ran southbound, leading to a foot pursuit.

They were caught a short distance away and taken to 51 Division for investigation.

Two loaded firearms were located and seized, police allege, and the vehicle was impounded for further examination.

Shakiem Anderson, 21, of Mississauga, is charged with: fail to comply probation; point firearm; reckless discharge; disguise with intent; two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle; two counts of careless storage firearm; two counts of careless storage ammunition; two counts of possession of a restricted firearm; tamper with serial number; dangerous driving; fail to remain; assault with intent to resist endanger life; flight from police; dangerous driving; fail to remain; dangerous driving; fail to remain; dangerous driving; fail to remain; possession of a firearm while prohibited.

Harlem Baldwin, 20, of Toronto, is charged with: point firearm; reckless discharge; disguise with intent; two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle; two counts of careless storage firearm; two counts of careless storage ammunition; two counts of possession of a restricted firearm; tamper with serial number; dangerous driving; fail to remain; assault with intent to resist endanger life; flight from police; dangerous driving; fail to remain; dangerous driving; fail to remain; dangerous driving; fail to remain; carry concealed weapon; possess weapon for dangerous purpose; criminal negligence.

Sharrieff Muhammad, 22, of Toronto, is charged with: fail to comply recognizance; point firearm; reckless discharge; disguise with intent; two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle; two counts of careless storage firearm; two counts of careless storage ammunition; two counts of possession of a restricted firearm; tamper with serial number; dangerous driving; four counts of fail to remain; assault with intent to resist endanger life; flight from police; three counts of dangerous driving;

Kareemallah Muhammad, 18, of Toronto, is charged with two counts of fail to comply recognizance; point firearm; reckless discharge; disguise with intent; two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle; two counts of careless storage firearm; two counts of careless storage ammunition; two counts of possession of a restricted firearm; tamper with serial number; dangerous driving; assault with intent to resist endanger life; flight from police; three counts of dangerous driving; four counts of fail to remain; possession of a firearm while prohibited.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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