Discharging a Firearm with Intent

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

On Sunday morning, Police received a call from a resident in the 1200 Block of 10th Street reporting what looked like a bullet hole through the window. Police attended and confirmed that a small caliber rifle was likely used to cause the damage. Investigation into this incident led to the recovery of a video of the shooting that was posted on a social media public forum. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of March 18 2018. Police were able to identify the suspects responsible and on Sunday evening, Police attended a residence in the 1100 Block of 5th Street locating the suspects. At approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday night, Police executed a Search Warrant at the residence where the suspects were located and recovered a .22 calibre rifle, .22 calibre ammunition, a loaded high velocity pellet gun, a set of nun chucks, a throwing knife, three pistol style pellet guns, a machete knife and fourteen counterfeit American $100.00 bills. A 17-year-old male youth from Brandon and a 19-year-old male from Brandon have been arrested for Discharging a Firearm with Intent, Careless Storage of a Firearm and Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Weapons. Both suspects were lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center and are scheduled to appear in Court on Monday afternoon. Further investigation revealed that the suspects were involved in an altercation earlier in the night with unknown individuals. The shooting of the residence appeared to be an attempt at retribution however, the residence shot at was mistaken by the suspects and not in relation to the earlier conflict.