Kingston Police make arrest in shooting incident near penitentiary

Kingston Police block off the intersection of Bath Road at Centennial Drive just after a shooting on Bath Road just east of Centennial Drive on Friday, Mar. 24, 2023.

Kingston Police say that they have made an arrest and have laid charges in relation to a shooting that occurred on Friday, Mar. 24, 2023, in the area of Bath Road and Centennial Drive, near Collins Bay Penitentiary in Kingston’s west end.

“On April 6, 2023, at approximately 11:45 p.m., members of the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit and Criminal Investigations Division, along with the assistance of members from the Toronto Police Service, executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Dixon Road in Etobicoke,” Kingston Police revealed in a press release on the matter on Friday, Apr. 7, 2023. “One of the suspects involved in the shooting here in Kingston was subsequently located and arrested at this address without incident.”

Kingston Police and Kingston Fire and Rescue work to close off the intersection of Bath Road at Centennial Drive just after a shooting on Bath Road just east of Centennial Drive on Friday, Mar. 24, 2023. Photo by Cody Stafford Arenburg/Kingstonist.

Kingston Police said the accused was transported to Kingston Police headquarters, where they were then remanded into custody.

Jabril Mohamed, a 22-year-old from Toronto, has been charged with:

• Two counts of attempted murder

• Arson/fire causing property damage

• Obstruct peace officer

• Use firearm/commit an indictable offence

• Possess firearm while prohibited

• Handle/carry firearm carelessly 

• Possess restricted firearm without a license and registration certificate

• Possess weapon dangerous to public peace

• Two counts of pointing a firearm

• Fail to comply with release order

“Kingston Police wishes to again thank members of the public for all of the tips and information that they have provided thus far in regards to this incident,” Kingston Police said in the release.

“Kingston Police would also like to express appreciation to the Toronto Police Service for all of their assistance during this investigation and subsequent arrest,” Kingston Police continued.

Anyone with information of any kind in relation to this incident is asked to contact either Detective Constable Chris Cook at 613-549-4660 ext. 6313 or via email at [email protected] or Detective Sergeant Chad Parslow at 613-549-4660 ext. 6245 or via email at [email protected].

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