Peel Police Find Shooter from July Bar Shooting
Region of Peel –Investigators from 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested and charged a man wanted for a July, 2018 shooting incident at a bar in Mississauga.
On Tuesday July 31, 2018, at approximately 1:18 a.m., the victim and male became involved in a verbal argument outside of a bar located at 1820 Dundas Street East, Mississauga. The men were unknown to each other. The male suspect brandished a gun and shot towards the victim grazing his back. The male suspect fled the area in a vehicle with two co-accused people. The victim received a minor injury from the shooting.
The two co-accused, Nicholas DESLANDES, a 24 year-old male from the City of Mississauga and Britney GRACA, an 18 year-old female from the City of Brampton were located later in the morning of July 31, 2018, and were charged with Aggravated Assault for assisting the male suspect in fleeing the area. Investigation revealed that the shooter was Richard GRANT, a 26 year-old male with no fixed address and a warrant of arrest was issued.
On September 29, 2018 with assistance from Toronto Police Service, Richard GRANT was located and arrested while in the City of Toronto. A subsequent search warrant was exercised which resulted in the seizure of a silver hand gun, magazine and ammunition.
Richard GRANT was charged with thirteen separate Criminal offences including Aggravated Assault, nine firearm related charges, Mischief and two counts of Breach of Recognizance. Richard GRANT was held in custody pending a bail hearing at Ontario Court of Justice, Davis Courthouse, Brampton on September 30, 2018.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233.Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.