A Toronto man is facing numerous charges after officers located a firearm that was discarded during a pursuit in Pickering.

 

On Friday, March 6, 2020, at approximately 12:55 a.m., Durham Regional Police attempted to stop a BMW for a traffic violation in the area of Brock Road in Pickering. The suspect refused to stop for police and fled at a high rate of speed. The officers discontinued the pursuit for safety reasons. Air1 was able to quickly locate the suspect vehicle in the area of Fieldlight Boulevard in Pickering. The occupant of the car was observed discarding an item in a nearby neighborhood. The suspect then continued to drive through the residential streets and eventually parking the vehicle and hiding in backyards. With the assistance of Air1, uniformed officers were able to safely arrest the male and later discovered the discarded item to be a loaded handgun.

 

Shea DARRELL, age 30 of Marlee Avenue in Toronto, is charged with 12 firearm-related charges, including Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle; Possession Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Careless Storage of a Firearm; Flight from Police and Possess Firearm Contrary to Order. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the DRPS Gun & Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5843.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.