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Richmond Hill man charged with attempt murder following day-long standoff

The 34-year-old man also faces an array of firearms-related charges in the incident that began with shots fired in Richmond Hill Friday morning
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Investigators with the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 34-year-old man after a shooting in the City of Richmond Hill. 

On Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Bayview Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive. During the interaction, shots were fired and the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. 

The suspect went inside a residence located on Elmwood Avenue. Following hours of negotiation, with the assistance of the York Regional Police Emergency Response Unit, Canine Unit as well as the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force, shortly after 10 p.m., the suspect was placed under arrest. 

The Special Investigations Unit invoked their mandate and this incident is still under investigation. 


• Anoshirvan Shirizadeh, 34, City of Richmond Hill 

Charges include: 

  • Attempt murder 
  • Weapons dangerous 
  • Careless use of a firearm x2 
  • Point firearm 
  • Carry concealed weapon 
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm 
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition 
  • Firearm possession contrary to prohibition order 
  • Assault with intent to resist 
  • Dangerous driving 

Mr. Shirizadeh has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. 

We want to thank our community and the media for their patience and understanding throughout this incident. We would also like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their assistance.