ONTARIO: Awais Khan of Hamilton arrested in Mississauga shooting

Awais Khan

PEEL Regional Police investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau with the assistance of Halton Regional Police on Tuesday (July 3) executed an outstanding arrest warrant for Awais Khan who was wanted for numerous firearms offences.

On May 31 at approximately 6:25 p.m., Peel Regional Police responded to the area of Tenth Line West and Thomas Street in the City of Mississauga for a shooting. The suspect fled in his vehicle prior to police arrival. No injuries were sustained in the shooting.

A warrant of arrest was issued for Khan, a 20-year-old male from Hamilton, for numerous firearms offences.

With the assistance of Halton Regional Police, Khan was arrested on Tuesday on the strength of the warrant. He was charged with numerous firearm-related offences and held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, July 4.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1133.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.