The Central Robbery Bureau of the Peel Regional Police has arrested and charged a 17 year-old male in relation to a shooting incident in Brampton.
On Friday August 13, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m., two suspects entered a retail location on Wexford Road in the City of Brampton and proceeded to rob a business of an undisclosed amount of money. During the exchange the victim received a gunshot wound prior to the suspects fleeing the area.
The victim, a 24 year-old male from Brampton, was taken to a Toronto trauma centre where he remains in serious but stable condition.
Shortly after the incident members of the Peel Regional Police working in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service attended a local area hospital in response to a call for service in which a male party was seeking medical treatment for an apparent gunshot wound. Further investigation determined that this male was in fact one of the suspects responsible for the incident on Wexford Road in Brampton.
As a result, the accused was arrested and charged with Robbery, Attempted Murder, and Wear Disguise with Intent. He was held for a bail hearing and will appear before an Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
The remaining suspect is described as male, black, with a medium build and wearing dark clothing. He should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. If anyone comes into contact with the suspect, or knows his whereabouts, they should contact police immediately.
Investigators would like to speak to any individuals who were in the area of Wexford Road and Hurontario Street in Brampton at the time of the incident or anyone who may have information on this matter.
Investigators are further urging the outstanding suspect to obtain legal counsel and turn himself into police immediately
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip. CINEWS