Brazen daylight shooting leads to multiple charges
Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 1:13PM EDT
A man is facing multiple drugs and weapons charges after a brazen afternoon shooting in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Shots were fired at Yonge and Alexander Streets at around 5:30 p.m., at a time when people were heading home from work and school for the day.
Police say a man got into an altercation and a sawed-off double barrel 12 gauge shotgun was discharged.
The man ran east on Alexander Street but a police officer managed to catch up with a suspect and arrest him.
A second man was seen running north on Yonge Street. Police have a vague description of the suspect but say he was wearing a grey hoodie.
Christopher Macoon-Evans, 18, is facing the following charges:
- Possession of Cocaine
- Possession for the Purpose Cocaine
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Proceeds of Crime
- Discharge firearm endanger life
- Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
- Carry Concealed Weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm