Pointing firearm leads to five weapons-related charges for Kingston man

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Kingston Police responded to an address in central Kingston after an argument escalated to the point where one of the two parties involved pointed a gun at the other.

The incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 in the neighbourhood bounded by John Counter Boulevard, Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, Princess Street, and Portsmouth Avenue. The victim had rented a room from the accused man, who was the owner of the residence, and the pair had been having ongoing issues, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

On the day in question, the victim returned home to find that some of his belongings had been moved out by the accused man. An argument ensued between them, and the accused man pointed a firearm at the victim inside the residence.

Police were called and responding officers located a loaded firearm inside the residence. The accused man was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The 54-year-old local man was charged with assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, use of a firearm to commit and indictable offence, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, and improper storage of a firearm.

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