Two arrested after altercation at Brampton gas station leads to gunfire

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Published November 25, 2022 at 8:31 am

Two arrested after altercation at Brampton gas station leads to gunfire
Peel Police say two males got into an altercation at Petro Canada on Main St. and Charolais Blvd.

Two people were arrested in Brampton after a gas station altercation led to gunfire at a residence.

The incident occurred on Oct. 21, at around 10:20 p.m. Peel Police say two males got into an altercation at the Petro Canada on Main St. and Charolais Blvd.

The males parted ways, according to witnesses; however, police say the male suspect followed the victim home with a female passenger, where the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and pulled the trigger.

The bullet struck the residence, but the victim was not harmed.

Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Mikal Richards of Brampton. A search of his residence on Nov. 17 produced a loaded .40 calibre Tauras pistol and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Two arrested after altercation at Brampton gas station leads to gunfire

Richards was charged with the following:

  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Police say Richards was already on probation for firearms-related offences and prohibited from carrying weapons.

Amelia Almeida, a 23-year-old female from Toronto, was also arrested and charged with the following:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Both parties have since appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton for a bail hearing.

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