Man Arrested After Firing Pellet Gun at Police
A 29-year-old Stoney Creek man has been arrested after firing a pellet gun at Hamilton Police officers. No one was injured and the matter will be addressed in courts today.
On Sunday, March 29, 2020, shortly before 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of the Redhill Valley Parkway and Dartnall Road for reports of a suspicious vehicle being driven erratically. A short time later, officers located the vehicle operator walking westbound on Stonechurch Road East at Dartnall Road. As officers approached, the male fired two shots from a firearm in their direction. The officers were able to verbally deescalate the situation and the male discarded the firearm. He was arrested and taken to a local hospital where he was medically cleared.
Through investigation, police confirmed the firearm was a pellet gun.
On Monday, March 30, 2020, the male is scheduled to have his matter addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse. He will be answering to several criminal charges.
No physical injuries were incurred as a result of the incident.
- Stoney Creek man, 29 years-of-age
- Point firearm X3
- Weapons dangerous
- Use firearm in the commission of an offence
- Dangerous driving
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Tracey Constable by calling 905-546-8965 or Acting Detective Sergeant Mike Hall at 905-546-3851.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com