Loaded Illegal Firearm Seized from Mississauga Man’s Home

Posted On Wednesday September 28, 2022

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Specialized Enforcement Bureau - Guns and Gangs Unit arrested and charged a Mississauga man with allegedly having a loaded illegal firearm, prohibited ammunition and illegal drugs inside his Mississauga residence.

Investigators from the Specialized Enforcement Bureau Guns and Gangs Unit were involved in an ongoing firearms investigation. As a result, they executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant on September 27, 2022, at a residence in Mississauga.   

The following items were seized from the residence: 

  • A loaded Semi-automatic Glock 9mm handgun equipped with a laser sight, and extended magazine
  • A second magazine
  • A quantity of Canadian currency and drugs

Omari Robinson-Cooper, a 26-year-old man from Mississauga, was charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm   
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm  
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime  
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking   

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 

Funding from the Government of Ontario’s Provincial Guns and Gangs Grant supported this investigation. Addressing gun and gang violence is a priority issue of the Peel Regional Police Specialized Enforcement Bureau – Guns and Gangs teams. The team’s primary focus is intelligence gathering and enforcement of gun, gang and drug offences.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call the Specialized Enforcement Bureau –Guns and Gangs Unit at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3555. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, extension 4027.

    

Inc# PR 220318759
NR# 22-270

 

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