Kingston Police announce charges after firearms incident in west end

A Kingston Police officer stands with a Police Services Dog outside of an apartment building on Parkway where the suspect involved in a firearms offence earlier in the day was arrested on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024. Screenshot from submitted video.

As reported earlier this week, a distinct police presence was seen on both Crossfield Avenue and Parkway when Kingston Police responded to a weapons offence on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024.

Today, Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2024, Kingston Police shared further details on that incident and the subsequent investigation, including a list of charges for the North York resident arrested that day.

In a media release, Kingston Police detailed that shortly after 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024, police responded to “a call regarding a weapons offence that had just occurred at a residence on Crossfield Avenue in Kingston’s west end.”

When police arrived at the location, they learned that the accused had “attended and entered the victim’s residence unwelcome and unannounced, and an argument had begun between the two of them.” The two had reportedly been in a previous relationship and, on this date, upon hearing the argument between them, the victim’s relative who also resided at the residence, attempted to intervene and assist the victim, according to the release.

“The accused proceeded to pull a handgun from their waistband and pointed it at the relative’s head. All parties had been in the basement of the residence as the incident unfolded and, as the accused proceeded toward the front entrance, they pointed the firearm in the victim’s direction and discharged a live projectile, which struck the door of the room currently occupied by the relative. The accused then fled from the residence on foot,” Kingston Police stated.

According to the release, police immediately mobilized in the area, however, “extensive attempts” to locate the accused at this time proved unsuccessful. No one at the residence had been injured by the discharged projectile, police reported.

“On April 7, 2024, a comprehensive investigation led by the Major Crime Unit resulted in a search warrant being executed by the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit and Street Crime Unit at a residence in the area of Parkway and Princess Street. The accused was located and arrested inside the residence and at approximately 1:05 p.m. was taken into custody without incident. Two loaded handguns were seized inside the residence following the arrest of the accused,” police said.

The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

Janai Jean, a 23-year-old individual from North York was charged with:

  • Two counts of pointing a firearm
  • Two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm
  • Discharging a firearm in a dwelling house while being reckless to others
  • Using a firearm carelessly
  • Possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possessing a firearm while prohibited
  • Being an unlicensed person while possessing a restricted weapon
  • Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
  • Two counts of failing to comply with a release order

The following is a message from Kingston Police:

No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:

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