Tow truck driver fires gun, charged with attempted murder

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The York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has  charged a 32-year-old tow truck driver from the City of Toronto with Attempted Murder after an altercation which involved a gun being fired in Vaughan.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 6:38 a.m., police were called to the area of Freshway Drive and Costa Road in the City of Vaughan after gunshots were heard. When officers arrived, they located a victim and learned that an altercation had taken place between the victim and the suspect in a nearby vehicle storage yard. During the altercation, the suspect went to his tow truck, pulled out a gun and began shooting at the victim. The victim managed to flee and was not physically injured. The suspect fled the area.

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A short time later, officers located the suspect in the area of Highway 7 and Highway 400. He was arrested without incident.

Charged  is Jeffrey Barker, 32, City of Toronto with

  • Attempt to Commit Murder Using a Firearm
  • Discharge a Prohibited Firearm With Intent
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS
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