Hamilton Police Are On The Hunt For A Man Who Shot A 7-Year-Old Boy Last Month
He is considered dangerous after the Jan. 23 incident.
Hamilton Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old man in the shooting of a seven-year-old boy on Gordon Street back on January 23, 2020. The accused, Jayden Pitter, is currently facing multiple charges and is deemed dangerous. The child has been released from the hospital but still faces "a long road to recovery."
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According to the police release, Hamilton Police were sent to a house on Gordon for reports of a shooting on January 23 at 7:53 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found a seven-year-old childinside the home.
The bullets had been fired into the home from the back yard. Police believe that the accused ran away into a car that was waiting for him and sped off after the incident.
Investigators confirmed that the child he has been released from hospital but faces a "long road to recovery" after suffering injuries that were first considered life-threatening, per CP24.
Law enforcement was able to capture pictures of the vehicle and the shooter has been identified.
However, the weapon used is still out there.
Pitter faces a total of five charges.
Those are Discharge Firearm with Intent, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, Careless Use of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, according to the release.
Pitter also has eight offences that have to do with his probation order.
According to Global News, Detectives say the family of the victim is co-operating with police but others in the Gordon Street home have been back and forth.
There were a total of five people in the house at the time. Those were the victim, another child, and three adults.
According to Global, the boy who was hurt was hit at least once by a gunshot but received two injuries.
The police encourage those who know anything at all to speak up and contact them.
The man at large is considered dangerous. Officers warn that if he is spotted, he should not be approached and you should call 911 immediately and
If there is anyone with information, the public is asked to call Detective Daryl Reid at (905) 546-3825 and if anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Anonymous tips can be submitted at the Crime Stoppers Hamilton website.
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