Toronto police say they have arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly crashed a stolen delivery vehicle and shot through the door of a building in an attempt to flee from officers.
According to Const. Laura Brabant, police received a call around 2:10 a.m. Saturday for reports of a person with a gun in the area of Kipling Avenue and Bloor Street West.
Brabant said when officers arrived on scene, the suspect carjacked a delivery vehicle and fled in it.
When confronted by the delivery driver, police say he revealed a firearm and drove away. The suspect also pointed a firearm at two people while driving, according to a news release issued Saturday evening.
While driving the stolen car, police say the man became involved in a collision with a parked construction vehicle south of Dundas Street West on Subway Crescent.
The suspect then fled the area on foot — still armed with a firearm, Brabant said.
Police form perimeter around suspect
A short time later, police located the suspect as he was attempting to enter a building at 5343 Dundas St. W.
Because the building was locked, Brabant said the man fired multiple shots into the window of the door in an attempt to get inside.
Officers could hear gunshots as they arrived, so they confronted the man, who pointed a firearm at officers.
After a short standoff, officers formed a perimeter and arrested the suspect.
Brabant said officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol.
The suspect suffered minor cuts to his arm from the door he damaged, Brabant said. No injuries to police officers were reported.
Police say road closures were in effect at Dundas Street West and Poplar Avenue as officers investigate the incident.
The suspect, a 22-year-old man from Hamilton, has been charged with 18 offences, including robbery with a firearm and breach of probation.
He was set to appear briefly in court on Saturday.