A teen is wanted by the Toronto Police in an incident that happened this past Saturday, June 30th at his home in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area. Police have identified him as 16-year-old Tyrese Francis.
It's alleged that Francis was playing with a gun in his bedroom when it went off, travelling through the wall into his sibling's bedroom. The stray bullet lodged itself into the mattress where his sibling was laying.
Police were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call about a "person with a gun." Francis is wanted for 11 separate charges, including two counts of failing to comply with probation, and discharging an unlicensed firearm in a reckless manner.
Francis described as 5'7", 160 lbs., with black hair in short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. Toronto Police have also released this photo of him:
Police say that Francis is "armed and dangerous," and warn the public not to approach directly. Toronto Police have been given permission to identify him, which is usually prohibited under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
If you see him, call 911 right away. Or, contact police by phone at 416-808-3100. You can also leave an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com.
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