Toronto Teen Accused of Carrying Gun and Weapons in Mississauga
A Toronto teen is facing gun and weapons charges after he was arrested in Mississauga.
“Police were already present when they heard what sounded like a gunshot,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Harinder Sohi.
The incident unfolded on Sept. 9 near Winston Churchill Blvd. and Argentia Rd. at 2:45 a.m.
The teen was allegedly seen leaving the area.
Police attempted a stop “and he ran away,” said Sohi.
Officers found the suspect and arrested the 17-year-old.
He was allegedly carrying a Taurus .45 calibre handgun plus a magazine containing ammunition.
The teen - whose name is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - is charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, several firearms-related offences, failure to comply with probation, and possession of controlled substance.
He’s being held pending a bail hearing at the Brampton courthouse.
Anyone with information is asked to phone the 11 Division criminal investigation bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1133 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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