Hamilton, Ontario ,
21
March
2019
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13:20
America/New_York

Update: Girlfriend Charged for Storing Loaded Handgun Inside Car

The girlfriend of Tyrell Edwards-Lafleur has been charged after police located a loaded handgun inside her vehicle.

Hamilton Police have identified the involvement of a 2016 Nissan Altima. Police believe it was used to transport Tyrell Edwards-Lafleur and Noah Hope to and from the area of the Barton Street East shooting on February 22, 2019. The vehicle is registered to a 24-year-old Hamilton woman, who is the girlfriend of Tyrell Edwards-Lafleur.

A search warrant for the vehicle was granted and it was examined by the Hamilton Police Forensics Unit. A loaded 9mm handgun was located within a hidden compartment inside the vehicle.

As a result, Tyrell Edwards-Lafleur and Kendra Omega Davis will face the following firearm charges.

Charges:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless use (transportation, storage) of a firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition

Edwards-Lafleur received an additional charge of Possession contrary to order.

Police are still receiving data and reviewing video surveillance footage. Additional charges may follow.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses who have information about this incident to please call Detective Mike Ebert at 905-546-416.

Information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com