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Wednesday June 1st, 2016

Posted at 6:30am

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Last updated: Sunday June 5th, 10:03am

Windsor Police have arrested a suspect after a large scale manhunt in the Pillette from Riverside to South National area.

Police were called just after midnight for reports of shots fired in the 2900 block of Grandview Boulevard. Officers were told gun shots were heard and a vehicle was heard leaving the area.

A caller told police that she observed a bullet hole in her neighbour’s residence. When officers arrived, they found damage which appeared to be caused by a shotgun. The caller told police that the suspect made threats toward a family member.

Officers received information that the suspect may be in the area of Pillette and Wyandotte Street East. While in the area officers heard shots fired and saw the suspect vehicle leaving the area. At approximately 2:30am, officers performed a high risk vehicle stop on the stolen vehicle and placed two people under arrest and learned that one suspect was still outstanding. Information was received that the suspect was walking in the area of Arthur Road and Ontario, carrying a long gun. Officers located spent shotgun shells in the roadway and damaged overhead lights.

As of 9:40am, police had arrested the suspect after containing him to a specific location in the 900 block of Pillette.

The suspect, Richard Wallace, 29, was described as a white male, 6 feet tall, wearing camouflage clothing, and carrying a long gun.

Police said not to approach him.

Residents in the area were asked to stay inside.

Brennan High School and Corpus Christi Middle School were closed for the day. The Catholic School Board also said that students in sports academies at Central Park Athletics should stay home.

All East Windsor public schools are open, but students living within area of police action were told to stay home.

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