Two Shotguns Seized at Yonge/Dundas
Two shotguns have been recovered after Toronto Police responded to a call for two men fighting over a weapon.
On March 3 at around 11.40 p.m., officers were called to a Yonge St. and Dundas St. underground parking lot for an altercation. Officers who arrived did not find the men involved right away, but located a bag with shotgun shell casings in a stairwell.
The officers fanned out in the area looking for suspects, finding and arresting a man in a car on a nearby street. They allege the man had two shotguns inside the vehicle. One of the shotguns had a magazine for more ammunition.
Another suspect was trying to board a subway train.
Inspector Andy Singh praised the officers for effecting quick arrests and making the seizures.
“The stakes were very high, knowing that shotguns were involved and that is a very busy intersection,” he said. “It was very quick thinking on the officers’ part to set up a perimeter and just a high level of awareness to identify one of the suspects who was within their perimeter. He was quickly identified and arrested.”
Jamel Stewart, 24, of Toronto, was also charged with firearm possession and failing to comply with a release order.
Kenold McGovern, 23, of no fixed address, faces four charges, including breach of probation and failing to comply with a release order.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at 222tips.com.