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.