A fifteen year-old male has been charged in connection with the discharge of a firearm and robbery that occurred on April 25, 2017 that injured a 25 year-old female.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 2200 block Broad Street for a report of a robbery involving a firearm. A 25 year-old female was approached by two young males, who pointed firearms and demanded her belongings. The victim hesitated and both males each shot her in the face two or three times. The males fled as the victim made her way to a nearby business to call 9-1-1. An immediate area check by police yielded negative results. Police and EMS attended to the victim and her injuries determined to be not life-threatening, and based on her injuries and other evidence, it was determined that the weapons used were pellet guns. A canine track in the area was unable to locate the suspects. The victim was taken to hospital by EMS for assessment and treatment of her injuries and was later released.
Investigation led to the arrest of a fifteen year-old male on October 5, 2017, which was the subject of a previous media release.
A second fifteen year-old male, who will not be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on October 12 ,2017, and is charged with:
- Armed Robbery Using a Restricted Firearm or Prohibited Weapon [sec 344(1)(A), CC];
- Discharge Air Gun or Pistol with Intent [Sec 244.1(A), CC];
The youth made his first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. today, Thursday, October 5, 2017.
This investigation, barring further evidence, is now concluded.