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Teen faces 12 firearms-related charges after Junction police chase

A 17-year-old male is facing 12 firearms-related charges after allegedly discharging a firearm during a police chase in the Junction on Thursday night.

It started when police pulled a car over for running a red light near Dundas and Dupont around 11 p.m.

Officers said when they approached the car a passenger exited the vehicle and fled into a laneway.

A foot chase ensued, but when officers heard a gunshot they called off the pursuit and called for backup.

Police said in a release Friday that the teen was later found hiding under a porch in the area and a loaded 9mm handgun was also recovered.

During the ensuing investigation, police found a bullet hole in a nearby garage. No one was injured.

While police were chasing the teen, the car left the scene.  The 39-year-old driver was later located in Ajax. No charges have been laid against him at this time.

The teen, from Toronto, has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Presence of a Prohibited Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
  • Carry Concealed Weapon
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • two counts of Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • two counts of Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Fail/Refuse to Comply Y.C.J.A.
  • Prowl by Night

He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.