Brantford Police Service has charged a man after a firearm was discharged inside an Elgin Street residence Monday evening.
On Monday, Nov. 18 at approximately 8:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding a possible gunshot sound heard at a residential complex on Elgin Street.
Officers observed a hole in the front door to a unit within the residential complex. The hole appeared to have been caused by a firearm discharged from within the residence. Due to the concern for public safety, officers cleared and searched the residence, but no one was located inside. Officers found ammunition inside the residence.
Investigation revealed an occupant may have left and gone to another location. Officers went to another address where they located the resident.
The accused was arrested without incident. No injuries or victims have been reported at this time due to the shooting.
Investigators learned the accused had violated conditions of a court order with conditions. A 40-year-old Brantford male has been charged with possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order and careless storage of ammunition under the Criminal Code.
The Brantford Police Service major crime unit is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Jason Sinning of the major crime unit at 519-756-7050, ext. 2265 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.