Man facing charges after woman assaulted, firearm found in Scarborough Village
An image of a gun allegedly recovered in an assault investigation. (Toronto police handout)
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:42PM EDT
A 19-year-old man is facing a number of charges after a woman was assaulted in Scarborough Village on Friday.
The incident took place near Parkcrest Drive and Kingston Road shortly after 3 p.m.
Toronto police were called to the area after receiving a report that a 20-year-old woman was being assaulted by the roadside.
As officers arrived on scene, a man fled the area on foot.
A suspect was arrested nearby a short time later.
Following a search, police allege they found a loaded firearm.
A suspect identified as Toronto resident Jahvon Nurse has been charged with nine offences including assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited device and possession of a loaded firearm.
He is scheduled to make an appearance in court at Old City Hall on Saturday.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call police at 416-808-4300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).