Two Hamilton Men Arrested for Firearm Offences
On Saturday, December 29, 2018, shortly before 12:00 pm, Hamilton Police responded to reports of gunshots and a male walking with a shotgun in the area of Limeridge Road West and West 5th Street in the City of Hamilton.
The investigation revealed a local resident hosted a party the night before and during the party showed several firearms to guests in attendance. The next morning a party guest, while still under the influence of substances, was holding a pump action shotgun and fired a round through the floor. The male ran outside with the shotgun and fired another round into the driveway. After discarding the firearm in the same general area, the male ran to a neighbouring residence for help. No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.
With the assistance of the Canine Unit, the discarded shotgun was located. Police arrested two males at the scene, and subsequently executed a search warrant seizing 15 firearms and various rounds of ammunition.
- Jacob Shea
- 26 years of Hamilton
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Reckless discharge of a firearm.
A 27-year-old Hamilton male was also charged with Careless Storage of a Firearm. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of January 29, 2018.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Stacey Banis by calling (905) 546-8970.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com