Charges laid after London, Ont. Man accused of dropping gun during arrest – London RS News

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An 18-year-old London, Ont., man is facing a dozen charges after he was accused of discharging a loaded gun during his arrest on Thursday.

Police say the arrest occurred after an officer saw a man enter a vehicle in a parking lot on Third Street that had previously been reported stolen.

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The officer made the remark around noon on Thursday and was later joined by several other colleagues, including officers with the police service’s emergency response unit.

Police say the suspect fled the vehicle on foot before being apprehended by a police service dog.

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The 18-year-old London man faces 12 charges, including resisting arrest, failing a release order and possession of property obtained by crime.

The rest of his charges are weapons related.

He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday.

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