Windsor police arrest gunman

Windsor Police Services

WINDSOR, Ont. – Police say they have arrested a camouflaged gunman who had been on the loose in Windsor, Ont., for hours.

Officers had been seeking the man, who they said was armed with a long gun, after at least one shot was fired at a home overnight.

The search prompted investigators to warn residents to stay away from the area between Pillette Road, Riverside Drive and South National Street, just south of the Detroit River.

They had also asked all residents in the area to stay inside and two schools in the area were closed.

Police said the suspect, 29-year-old Richard Wallace, was wanted on weapons-related charges.

They said Wallace is known to police.

Police spokesman Const. Andrew Drouillard said officers were called to a home around 12:30 a.m. on reports that shots had been heard. The caller also reported seeing a bullet hole in her neighbour’s house, he said.

They were then told one of the suspects was believed to be in the area of Pillette Road and Wyandotte Street East, he said.

Officers who arrived in that area heard more gunshots and stopped a vehicle that was attempting to flee around 2:30 a.m., Drouillard said.

Two men who were in the vehicle were arrested, but no other details have been released, he said.

He said no injuries have been reported.


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