Windsor Police arrest three males in connection with downtown shooting

Windsor Police arrest three males in connection with downtown shooting
3 men arrested for downtown shooting, including critically-injured victim
Windsor police investigate an early morning shooting on Ouellette Avenue at Maiden Lane in downtown Windsor on Oct. 5, 2018. Dax Melmer / Windsor Star

The Windsor Police Services announced the apprehension of three men involved in a shooting Oct. 5 in the area of Maiden Lane and Ouellette Ave Thursday.

Robert Edwards, 28, from Missassauga, is charged with possession of a firearm without a licence, point firearm, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (suspected methamphetamine) and breach of recognizance.

Windsor man charged with attempted murder after downtown shooting

A 26-year-old Windsor resident, Luther Downey, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm without a licence and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Thirty-two-year-old Windsor resident Anthony Jones has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence and obstruction of justice.

Through investigation, officers say they discovered that the suspect approached a 28-year-old man, fired his handgun at him and subsequently ran from the area. 

The victim of the shooting is 28-year-old Robert Edwards of Mississauga. Edwards, who is still recovering from his serious wounds, has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence, pointing a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (suspected methamphetamine) and breach of recognizance.

The 28-year-old man sustained serious injuries and received emergency first aid from a citizen and EMS paramedics.  He was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment.

In a press release police said Downey approached Edwards, fired his handgun and subsequently fled the area in what police called a targeted shooting.

Windsor police continue to investigate a shooting in the area of Ouellette Avenue and Maiden Lane in Windsor, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

Edwards was also seen pointing a gun shortly after the incident before handing it off to another male. Edwards was also found in possession of suspected illicit drugs.

Investigators from the Major Crime Branch were able to identify the three individuals directly involved in this incident.  All have been arrested.

One of the involved males attended Windsor Police headquarters on October 8 and was subsequently placed under arrest.

He was subsequently placed under arrest by members of the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad and the Windsor Police Emergency Services Unit.

Police have arrested three men in connection to a shooting in downtown Windsor, including the person who was sent to hospital in critical condition.

The 28-year-old man continues to recover from serious injuries sustained during the incident. On Wednesday, he was placed under arrest. 

An investigation determined a 26-year-old man allegedly fired his handgun at another man, 28, and fled the area.

Police say the 28-year-old man was also observed pointing a handgun shortly after the incident and then handing it to another man. 

The 28-year-old victim, however, was also observed pointing a handgun shortly after he was shot and handing it to a 32-year-old man.

Luther Downey,26, from Windsor, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm without a licence, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Police say the shooting victim was also found in possession of some illicit drugs. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital in critical condition. He was arrested Wednesday while still recovering from his injuries.

Patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Ouellette Avenue and Maiden Lane on Friday, Oct. 5 around 1:45 a.m.

The alleged shooter was arrested in the 1000 block of Windsor Avenue, near Erie Street East — also on Wednesday.

One of the involved men attended Windsor Police headquarters on Monday, Oct. 8 and was subsequently placed under arrest.

As for the 32-year-old man, he turned himself in to Windsor police headquarters Monday and was placed under arrest.

"We did have innocent bystanders that were nearby. It was definitely a very chaotic scene," said Const. Andy Drouillard.

The chargesThe alleged shooter, Luther Downey from Windsor, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm without a licence and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Police say the suspected shooter was located on Wednesday in the 1000 block of Windsor Avenue. 

The 28-year-old who got shot, Robert Edwards from Mississauga, has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence, pointing a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of recognizance.

Police received information that one person was shot and there were numerous people in the area.

The 32-year-old Windsor man who turned himself in has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence and obstruction of justice.

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