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Individual from GTA arrested on multiple weapon charges after discharging firearm in west end

Release Date: April 10, 2024



On April 7, 2024, shortly after 2:45 a.m., police responded to a call regarding a weapons offence that had just occurred at a residence on Crossfield Avenue in Kingston’s west end.


Arriving at this location, police learned that the accused had attended and entered the victim’s residence unwelcome and unannounced, and an argument had begun between the two of them. The two had been in a previous relationship and on this date, and upon hearing the argument between them, the victim’s relative, who also resided at the residence, attempted to intervene and assist the victim.


The accused proceeded to pull a handgun from their waistband and pointed it at the relative’s head. All parties had been in the basement of the residence as the incident unfolded and as the accused proceeded toward the front entrance, they pointed the firearm in the victim’s direction and discharged a live projectile, which struck the door of the room currently occupied by the relative. The accused then fled from the residence on foot.


Police immediately mobilized in the area, however, extensive attempts to locate the accused at this time proved unsuccessful. No one at the residence had been injured by the discharged projectile.


On April 7, 2024, a comprehensive investigation led by the Major Crime Unit resulted in a search warrant being executed by the Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit and Street Crime Unit at a residence in the area of Parkway and Princess Street. The accused was located and arrested inside the residence and at approximately 1:05 p.m. was taken into custody without incident. Two loaded handguns were seized inside the residence following the arrest of the accused.


The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.


Janai JEAN, a 23-year-old individual from North York was charged with two counts of pointing a firearm, two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm, discharging a firearm in a dwelling house while being reckless to others, using a firearm carelessly, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a firearm while prohibited, being an unlicenced person while possessing a restricted weapon, being unlawfully in a dwelling house and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.




No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence:

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