At approximately 11:30 pm on Friday August 12th, 2016., 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.
Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans and Acting Inspector Donny Ross, Officer-in-Charge of Crimes Against Property and Robbery, addressed a press conference on Monday, Sept. 19, and gave details about the robberies and arrests,
Shortly after the shooting 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.
On August 13th 2016 investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau arrested and charged a 17 year-old young person from Toronto in relation to the incident. He cannot be named due to the parameters of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He was charged with: Robbery with Firearm, Wear Disguise with Intent, Attempted Murder.
On August 16th 2016 investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau arrested and charged another 17 year-old young person from Toronto in relation to the incident. He too cannot be named. He was charged with: Robbery with Firearm (six charges), Wear Disguise with Intent (six charges), Attempt Murder, Point Firearm, Aggravated Assault, Careless Use of Firearm, Weapons Dangerous, Failure to Comply with Sentence or Disposition, Fail to Comply with Recognizance.
On September 14th 2016 investigators fu arrested and charged, Adrian WALKER, a 21 year old male from Toronto. WALKER is charged with: Robbery with Firearm (six charges), Attempt Murder.
During the investigation it was learned that Adrian WALKER and the 17year-old male who was arrested on August 16th 2016 were responsible for additional robberies that took place in the Region of Peel and City of Toronto in the days leading up to August 12th 2016.
Peel Regional Police would like to thank the Toronto Police Service and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service for their assistance in the investigation.
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