Toronto Police are reporting that they arrested a man carrying a loaded pistol in the Lawrence and Weston Road area on Thursday.
Sean Wright, 25, was approached by officers who saw him carrying a handgun. He fled but was arrested soon after. There was a struggle during the arrest, and Wright “attempted to remove his handgun”.
Wright has been charged with 11 offenses, including assault, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a firearm while prohibited.
That he has been previously prohibited from possessing a firearm indicates that this was not Wright’s first run-in with the law. He was carrying a Glock 9mm, a powerful, high-quality pistol carried by many police officers.
The Toronto Star claims that a local gang (the “Five Point Generalz”) could be found at two local establishments, Mario Bros Restaurant and The Central Bar and Grill.
The Five Point Generalz were swept up in a recent police bust, Project Corral. The gang was also recently involved in a violent turf war, the murder of a child (Efraim Brown), and the shooting of Shaquan Cadougan, 4.