Windsor Police arrest three males in connection with downtown shooting

Windsor Police arrest three males in connection with downtown shooting
Windsor man charged with attempted murder after downtown shooting
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

Officers say the 28-year-old man was also later found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected illicit drugs.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Anthony Jones, 32, from Windsor, is charged with possession of a firearm without a licence and obstructing justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.