Friday, July 6, 2018

Tyrese Francis, 16, of Toronto is wanted for a number of weapons offences connected to a reckless firearm discharge on Saturday, June 30 2018

Toronto Police are seeking a 16-year-old youth wanted in a reckless firearm mishap that nearly claimed the life of the teen’s sibling.

At around 5 p.m. Saturday, police responded to reports of a person with a gun in the Jane St.-Sheppard Ave. W. area.

Police alleged the suspect was in his bedroom playing with a gun when it went off. The bullet smashed through the wall into an adjoining bedroom and into a mattress.

The teen’s sibling was lying on the mattress at the time.

Tyrese Francis of Toronto is wanted for numerous weapons offences, including careless use of a firearm.

Francis also faces two counts of failure to comply with probation.

He’s described as black, 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds. He has short dreadlocks was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and dark-coloured pants.

Judicial authorization to publish the underaged suspect’s identity has been obtained until July 9, 2018.

Police consider him armed and dangerous, and urge anybody who spots him to call 911 immediately.
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