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Assault with an imitation handgun leads to charges for Kingston teen

Photo by Logan Cadue.

A local man is facing a handful of charges after a violent interaction with a female victim led police to tracking him down in the early morning.

According to Kingston Police, at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 26, 2021, the accused man went to a hotel in the city’s north end with his friends. The group were there to meet the female victim, who was known to the accused man. Upon arrival, an argument ensued, and the accused man pulled out a handgun and struck the victim in the arm with the butt end of the weapon. The accused man and his friends then left the room and fled from the hotel in a vehicle in an unknown direction.

Police were called and responded to the hotel. Further investigation found that the vehicle the man had fled the scene in had been previously reported to police by his mother as having been taken without her consent. Frontenac Paramedics also responded to the call to assess the victim’s injuries, which were determined to be minor.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., with information on the vehicle now known to them, Kingston Police located the vehicle at an address on Cliff Crescent. The accused man was arrested for the earlier assault, and police also learned that he was in breach of one of his court imposed conditions. Police also found that the handgun used in the assault was actually an imitation firearm.

As a result, the 18-year-old man was charged with:

  • Assault with an imitation weapon
  • Use of an imitation firearm to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Taking a motor vehicle without consent
  • Breach of probation
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