Arrest made, 2nd suspect sought after shot fired into the air on King Street West
Jayson Jeyakanthan, 25, of Brampton is shown in a handout photo. (Toronto Police)
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:49AM EDT
A 27-year-old Toronto man is in custody and a warrant has been issued for a second suspect after pepper spray was used and a handgun was fired into the air during a fight in King West last month.
On March 19 at 2:30 a.m., police were called to a report of shots fired in the area of King Street West and Brant Street.
Investigators say that during a fight between two 26-year-old men and two armed suspects, one suspect drew a canister of pepper spray and allegedly fired it at the two 26-year-old men.
A second suspect then drew a handgun, allegedly pointed it at the two 26-year-old men, and then fired a single shot into the air.
Nobody was injured by the firearm discharge.
On Tuesday, April 11, a suspect identified as Tharshan Balasingam was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, administer a noxious substance and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on May 15 at 9 a.m.
A warrant has been issued for the suspect who allegedly fired a shot into the air.
He has been identified as 25-year-old Jayson Jeyakanthan of Brampton.
He is wanted for Carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of pointing a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm, as well as other offences.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1400, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477(TIPS).