Three men in custody when loaded gun found after Whitby bar fight


Published December 14, 2022 at 11:01 am

Three suspects are in custody when a loaded handgun was discovered in the aftermath of a bar fight in Whitby in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Central West Division officers responded to a fight call at The Tap and Tankard bar on Brock Street South just after one a.m. There was a large disturbance involving several patrons with some mention of a knife. Police arrested the fleeing suspects nearby and the K-9 Unit then searched the area and found the loaded firearm.

Wali Said Zada, 21, and Moreland McNeil, 23, of Ajax and Ritchy Francis, 22, of Oshawa all face numerous firearms-related charges including possess loaded prohibited/restricted firearm; possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm no licence and possess firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with.

They were all held for bail hearings.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Grainger of Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2228.

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