London man charged after walking past police cruiser while toting shotgun
The shotgun seized was loaded and had been modified
A 42-year-old London man is facing multiple charges after walking past a marked police cruiser while holding a shotgun on Saturday.
The incident took place at approximately 4:45 p.m. in the area of Hacket and Sackville streets, when a London police officer noticed an adult male walking by with what appeared to be a shotgun in his hand, concealed under his clothing.
The officer directed the male to place the shotgun on the ground. Upon doing so, the suspect fled westbound through a parking lot in the 500-block of Hamilton Road.
The officer then called for assistance and proceeded to run after the suspect.
The suspect resisted arrest until approximately 4:55 p.m., after more police attended the area.
As a result of the investigation, and a search incident to arrest, the following items were seized:
- Loaded 20 gauge shotgun with serial number removed and barrel and butt of the gun modified.
- Loaded prohibited magazine (10 rounds of 9mm ammunition).
- Three rounds of 9mm ammunition.
- Four rounds of 12 gauge ammunition.
- A prohibited knife.
- A replica firearm.
The man has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Three counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.
- Two counts of carrying concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition.
- Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with.
- Possession of a loaded/unloaded regulated firearm.
- Possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device.
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.
- Resist arrest.
The accused was scheduled to appear in London court Monday in relation to the charges.