Puisne Judge Juan Wolffe sentenced a teenager with gang affiliations, who tried to shoot two men in a bar to 13 years behind bars.
Joshiah King, 19, entered a guilty plea at an earlier Supreme Court hearing, to having a prohibited Generation 5 Glock 19 handgun, 16 rounds of ammunition and carrying a firearm in a public place.
When appeared in court yesterday, Justice Wolffe sentenced him to 12 years in prison for having the gun and 12 years for possession of ammunition, adding an extra year to each offence for the gang affiliation. Both sentences will run concurrently.
The occurred at Divots Restaurant, Bar and Grill on May 10, last year.
King, who was 18 at the time, ran into the restaurant at Belmont Hills Golf Course, wearing a black helmet and black mask.
He pointed a gun at two men sitting at the bar, one of whom was a member of the Jones Village gang, and chased them before they ran into a staff area.
An off-duty police officer struck King in the face and chest with a chair as he entered the dining room and seized the weapon during a struggle, before King escaped and ran across the golf course.
He left some of his blood on the officer’s shirt, and turned himself in three days later at Hamilton Police Station.
The defendant apologised to the court and his parents for his actions before he was sentenced.