Suspect Wanted After Shooting in Fort Erie – Update 1 – ARREST

Update 1 – December 30, 2022

Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) 5 District Fort Erie detective office have been investigating this shooting incident since it was reported on October 25, 2022. 

On October 25th, 2022, at 10:51am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 5 District (Fort Erie) responded to shooting at a residential address in the area of Village Creek Drive between Old Mill Road and Ott Road, in the Town of Fort Erie.

As a result of that investigation an arrest warrant was issued for Aynla Mustafa HASSAN (30 years) of North York.  On December 29, 2022, detectives with NRPS Special Investigative Services Unit working with the Provincial Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad, located and arrested HASSAN in Toronto.  HASSAN has been transported back to Niagara.

HASSAN is charged with the Criminal Code offences of:

Attempted Murder while using Certain Firearms – 239(1)(a) CC Aggravated Assault – 268(1) CC Use Firearm During Commission of an Offence – 85(1)(a) CC Careless use of a Firearm – 86(1) CC Pointing a Firearm – 87(1) CC Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – 91(2) CC Possession Firearm Contrary to Prohibition – 117.01(1) CC Fail to Comply with Release Order – 145(5)(a) CC

HASSAN is being held in custody for a bail hearing and will appear via video link to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on December 30, 2022.

5 District detectives are continuing the investigation.  Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1022300.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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