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Erie Street shooting suspect arrested while attempting to board plane: Windsor police

Windsor police are looking to identify the people and vehicles in the photo as part of a shots fired investigation. May 23, 2024. (Source: Windsor police) Windsor police are looking to identify the people and vehicles in the photo as part of a shots fired investigation. May 23, 2024. (Source: Windsor police)
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A 23-year-old man who allegedly shot at a vehicle during a dispute on Erie Street East earlier this week was arrested Friday while attempting to board a flight out of the country, according to Windsor police.

Shortly after 4 a.m. on May 19, officers responded to a call about gunshots in the 700-block of Erie Street East.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal altercation broke out between two men on foot and several people in a silver Ford Escape. As the SUV drove westbound, police said one of the males retrieved a firearm from his waistband and fired several shots at the vehicle. The two men then fled eastbound on foot.

Police said no physical injuries have been reported as a result of this incident, while the firearm used remains outstanding.

Investigators identified the shooting suspect as a 23-year-old resident of LaSalle and issued a warrant for his arrest early Friday afternoon.

In an update Friday evening, Windsor police said the suspect was taken into custody in the Greater Toronto Area while attempting to board a flight out of the country.

The suspect is facing the following charges:

  • Discharging a firearm with intent to endanger the life of a person
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm without holding a licence
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Contravening section 117(H) of the Firearms Act, respecting storage and transport of a firearm and restricted weapon
  • Failure to comply with a release order

The arrest was made by the Windsor Police Service, in collaboration with the OPP-led Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad and other law enforcement partners.

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