A 20-year-old man faces charges after allegedly shooting himself with a sawed-off rifle that was tucked in his pants earlier this week in Scarborough.
Toronto Police say a man entered a restaurant near Markham Rd. and Painted Post Dr., north of Lawrence Ave. E., shortly before 4 p.m. Monday and placed an order for some take-out.
“While inside the restaurant, the man accidentally shot himself with a gun he had hidden in his pants,” Det. Jeremy Hayes, of 43 Division, said in a statement released Thursday.
He said the man took off in a vehicle and tossed the firearm.
“He continued driving and was involved in a fail-to-remain collision near Brimorton Dr. and Scarborough Golf Club Rd.,” Hayes said, explaining the man abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
A suspect was located inside a nearby housed soon after and taken into custody.