Police make arrest after shooting incident in Pickering

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Published September 26, 2022 at 11:24 am

Police seized a gun and arrested a suspect in the aftermath of a shooting in Pickering over the weekend.

West Division officers were sent to a shooting call on Spruce Hill Road at 4 p.m. Sunday and arrived to find shell casings, but no suspects. Police conducted a traffic stop of a suspect vehicle and the driver was arrested.

Police seized cannabis, a handgun and ammunition. There were no reported injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

Josiah French, 21, of Toronto has been charged with 11 offences which include unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, tampering with serial number, possess illicit cannabis; and possess for the purpose of selling.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. MacKinnon of West Division Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2529.

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