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Rideau Street shooting investigation ends with three people charged

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The investigation into a shooting that took place in a residence on Rideau Street in June of 2019 has concluded with three individuals facing multiple charges.

The shooting took place on Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019 at approximately 2 a.m. when the victim was shot twice with a handgun. The victim suffer non-life-threatening injuries, and did not go to hospital or report the incident to Kingston Police.

As reported in June 2019, over the week and a half that followed the incident, Kingston Police received a number of tips about the shooting and detectives were able to substantiate that the incident took place. The Kingston Police Major Crime Unity began an investigation.

That investigation found that a Kingston woman, Amanda May Roberts, 33, was involved in the incident. On Sunday, Jun. 28, Roberts was located and arrested during the execution of a search warrant on Day Street.

The investigation continued for nine months and also involved the Kingston Police Forensic Identification Section, Drug Enforcement Unit, Street Crime Unit, Emergency Response Unit, and Patrol Division. Kingston Police also worked with Toronto Police, York Regional Police, and the Correctional Service of Canada during the course of the investigation, resulting in two additional arrests.

According to Kingston Police, on Friday, Mar. 27, 2020 at approximately 8 a.m., detectives with the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit attended an address in the City of Toronto and arrested Gregory Anthony Beasley, 34, of Toronto.

The same day, at approximately 12:40 p.m., detectives with the Major Crimes Unit attended an address in the York Region and arrested Kristopher Glenn Jerome, 29, of Aurora.

All three parties are now jointly charged with:

  • Attempted murder
  • Break and enter
  • Unlicenced possession of a restricted weapon
  • Possession of a loaded, restricted firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Use of a firearm to commit an offence
  • Discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life
  • Possession of a restricted firearm while prohibited
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