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Media Release

Release Date: July 7th, 2018 - 1:40am

Originator: D/Sergeant Ron Hansen, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315

Contact: Detective Jared McLeod, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385

Location: Burlington and Mississauga

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**FURTHER UPDATE** Police Investigating Early Morning Gunshots in Burlington



On July 6th 2018 shortly before 4:30 AM, police responded to the area of Ross Street near Olga Drive in Burlington after receiving reports of several gunshots.

Upon arrival, officer learned that a dispute took place between a male and female who were acquaintances.  The dispute ended when the male displayed a handgun and discharged two rounds towards a shed, in the opposite direction of the female.  The male then struck the female in the face and fled to a dark colour SUV which was being driven by an unidentified male.  That vehicle was last seen traveling north on Ross Street.

The scene was examined by police and two spent casings were located and seized for further testing.

Members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the shooter and managed to locate him and two other males at a restaurant near Square One in Mississauga.

At approximately 8:00 PM, plain clothes officers and members of the Halton Regional Police Tactical and Rescue Unit (TRU) were able to arrest the shooter and two other males as they returned to a dark coloured Dodge Durango.

A search of the vehicle and arrested males resulted in the seizure of two loaded semi-automatic handguns and approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of about $1000.  (See included photo)

One handgun was located in a centre console while the other was located in the waistband of one of the arrested men.

The origins of the handguns are still under investigation.

Tharshan BALASINGAM (28-yrs) of Brampton was held for bail charged with:

  • Pointing a firearm
  • Discharge restricted firearm at a place in a reckless manner
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Assault
  • Utter threats
  • Possession of firearm and ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking

Janson JEYAKANTHAN (25-yrs) of Brampton was held for bail charged with:

  • Unauthorised possession of a firearm
  • Carry concealed weapon

Johan Matthijs VAN DER LEE (26-yrs) of Calgary Alberta was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton court on August 1st 2018 charged with:

  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Original Releases:

**UPDATE - Arrest Made** Police Investigating Early Morning Gunshots in Burlington.

Police have continued to investigate this shooting and have recently arrested three males, seized two loaded handguns and a vehicle in Mississauga.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will follow in the coming hours.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

**UPDATE** Police are continuing the investigation into this early morning shooting.

Investigators are looking to identify a dark colour SUV that was seen travelling north on Ross Street shortly after the gunshots rang out.

Anyone that witnessed this vehicle or has information and/or video surveillance in this area are encouraged to contact  Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Police Investigating Early Morning Gunshots in Burlington

On July 6th 2018 shortly before 4:30 AM, police responded to the area of Ross Street near Olga Drive in Burlington after receiving reports of several gunshots.

Police have located several casings and are continuing to investigate.  No one was injured and circumstances of this shooting are still being sorted out.

Police believe this to have been a targeted act and there is no further risk to the public.

Investigators are seeking witnesses and asking area residents with surveillance cameras to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.