Gun Arrest of Wanted Teen

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 11:42 a.m. August 29, 2019

A teenager wanted for violent crimes was arrested with a loaded firearm.

A black handgun on a table with the ammunition clip removed
A handgun alleged to have been seized on Aug. 27, 2019 in the area of Rexdale Blvd. and Kipling Ave.

On August 27, the Toronto Police 23 Division Major Crime Unit nabbed the suspect in the Kipling Ave. and Rexdale Blvd. area.

It is alleged that officers seized a .45 calibre Glock 30 handgun, a magazine for 45 mm calibre ammunition and six rounds of 45 mm calibre ammunition.

The 17-year-old faces nine charges, including the unauthorized possession of a firearm and four counts of failing to comply with recognizance.

“There’s no doubt in my mind... further crimes involving firearms would have occurred,” said Inspector Ian Stratford.

The boy made a court appearance on August 28.

Stratford said his officers are working diligently to combat the rising gun violence.

“Any gun we get off the street is a good thing,” he added. “Our officers are really putting in the time and effort and I want to praise them for all they are doing to make this city safe.”

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