A 24-year-old man from Mississauga is facing charges after an incident last April where an Uber driver was shot by a stray bullet.
It happened in the Trinity-Bellwoods area near Dundas Street West and Euclid Avenue around 12:40 a.m. on Monday, April 25th.
According to investigators the man fired gun shots at a large group of people, but he missed his intended target and ended up shooting through the window of an Uber vehicle striking the driver who was waiting for a customer nearby.
The suspect managed to escape after he jumped into a vehicle moments later.
Toronto Police say he has now been identified as Paul Weeden and that he made his first court appearance Tuesday morning at Old City Hall.
Weeden is facing the following offences:
1) Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
2) Carry Concealed Weapon
3) Possession of a Weapon
4) Discharge Firearm with Intent to Wound Endanger Life
5) Assault with a Weapon
6) Assault Cause Bodily Harm
7) Cause Bodily Harm by Criminal Negligence
8) Careless use of a Firearm
9) Pointing a Firearm
10) Use Firearm During Commission of Indictable Offence
11) Possess Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Firearm Prohibition
12) Two counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule II Substance (Marijuana)
13) Two counts of Possession of a Schedule II Substance (Marijuana)
14) Two counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime