Man arrested after ramming police cruiser in stolen vehicle and taking off on foot while clutching gun
Published Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:55AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:58AM EDT
A 32-year-old man is facing more than a dozen charges after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser in a stolen vehicle and then took off on foot while clutching a loaded firearm.
Police say that officers were in the vicinity of the Yorkdale Mall at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday when they attempted to stop a stolen Mercedes Benz.
Police say that the driver of the stolen Mercedes rammed the cruiser the officers were travelling in and took of at a high rate of speed.
The officers eventually caught up with the vehicle near Lawrence Avenue and Dufferin Street but police say its driver took off on foot while carrying a firearm.
Police say that they eventually located the man with assistance from members of the public.
A handgun with 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered at the time.
Shane Smith-Thomas, 32, of Toronto, is facing 13 charges, including dangerous operation of a vehicle and failure to stop for police.
He made a virtual court appearance on Wednesday and remains in custody.