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Police Make Arrest in 2019 Shooting

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in connection with a shooting that took place in Burlington in 2019. On August 10, 2019, at approximately 7:20 am, police responded to a shooting at a residence on Maple Avenue. Suspects fired shots at a victim after ringing the doorbell at the residence. The victim was not hit by any of the shots and not physically injured. Suspects fled the area in a vehicle. No arrests were made at that time. On January 13, 2021, investigators with the 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at a residence in Stoney Creek. One suspect was arrested and has now been charged in relation to this incident. Evan Trites (25) of Stoney Creek has been charged with the following:

  • Utter Threats

  • Assault with a Weapon

  • Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

Trites was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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