Toronto police officer arrested, charged with careless use of a firearm
Source told CBC Toronto that the officer was startled by a security guard at a construction site
A Toronto police officer was arrested and charged on Tuesday for allegedly firing off his gun in a construction site in November.
Const. Jason Levesque, 44, of 51 Division, has been charged with careless use of a firearm.
A source inside the Toronto Police Service told CBC Toronto that Levesque and his partner were called to investigate after a break and enter in progress was called in.
The officers arrived unaware that a security guard was working at the site, the source said.
Levesque began a search of the construction site with his gun drawn before being startled by the security guard and firing a shot at him, the source continued.
A release sent out by Toronto Police Service said Levesque missed and struck a construction shed.
The officer is scheduled to appear in court on April 4.