Three People Facing Weapons Charges After Wednesday’s Standoff

Thursday July 4th, 2019

Posted at 7:15pm

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Numerous charges have been laid after a report of shots being fired at a residence in the 800 block of Mercer Street.

On Wednesday July 3rd, around 1:00pm, Windsor Police were called to the area of Mercer Street and Elliot Street East for a report of shots fired. Police learned that a black Ford F-150, believed to be stolen, was involved in the incident and suspect descriptions were obtained.

Patrol officers arrived on scene and located what appeared to be damage caused from a gunshot to a residence located in the 800 block of Mercer Street. The residence was occupied at the time of the shooting, however no injuries were reported. Shell casings were located and seized.

Investigators in the Major Crimes Branch believe this to be a targeted incident.

Further investigation led officers to the 2400 block of Arthur Road at approximately 2:00pm. A black truck, believed to be the same stolen truck involved in the shooting, was seen in the area. Police say multiple people were seen exiting the truck and entering a home in the 2400 block of Arthur Road. The home was contained by officers for several hours.

By 7:30 pm, everyone in the house had exited. At around 8:30pm, one of the suspects was located in the 900 block of Ouellette Avenue and was arrested.

Jade Freeswick, a 23 year old male from Windsor, is facing several charges including possession of a firearm without a licence x2, occupy a motor vehicle with a firearm x3, possession of a loaded restricted firearm x2, intentionally discharging a firearm recklessly x2, possession of a handgun for the purpose of committing an offence, breach of recognizance x2, and breach of probation.

Matthew Maskery, a 34 year old male from Windsor, is facing charges including intentionally discharging a firearm recklessly and occupy a motor vehicle with a firearm.

Danielle Bigelow (AKA Lauzon), a 31 year old female from Windsor, is charged with possession of a firearm without a licence.

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