Armed man wanted after allegedly pursuing and shooting at motorist from his vehicle

Jul 9 2019, 9:06 pm

Toronto police are looking for a 36-year-year old man who is wanted for alleged dangerous driving and a shooting incident that occurred in the city’s east end in the Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East area over the weekend.

According to police, on Saturday, July 6 around 2 am, a man was driving his vehicle eastbound on Danforth Avenue at Main Street when he encountered a 19-year-old driving his own vehicle.

After a “brief interaction,” police said the 19-year-old drove off southbound on Main Street from Danforth Avenue and was followed by the other man, who attempted to cut him off.

The 19-year-old man then drove eastbound on Gerrard Street East towards Victoria Park Avenue, as a second vehicle began following him. The 19-year-old then drove northbound on Victoria Park Avenue, as both of the other vehicles attempted to box him in and force him off the road.

As a result, law enforcement says both the 19-year-old’s and the suspects’ vehicles sustained damage.

Police said one of the men then pulled up beside the 19-year-old man’s vehicle and pointed a handgun at him and began firing.

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According to police, Jameal Wayne Johnson, 36, of Toronto, is now wanted for dangerous driving, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, pointing a firearm, discharge firearm with intent to wound endanger life, and possess firearm while prohibited.

Police say Wayne should be considered armed and dangerous and you should call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him.


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