Police officer charged after shots fired in Brampton with gun registered to Hamilton

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Published April 4, 2024 at 5:32 pm

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An officer with the Toronto Police Service faces firearms charges after a gun registered to a home in Hamilton was used to fire shots in Brampton.

Per Toronto Police, their counterparts in Peel Launched an investigation into the shot fired on Dec. 9. The Peel officers recovered two guns during the investigation.

One of these guns was registered to a home in Hamilton. However, the gun had not been reported lost or stolen, Toronto Police allege.

Investigators later raided the home and found another 20 guns which were carelessly stored, police claim, as well as an illicit overcapacity magazine.

Constable Frederick Teatero, 51, was arrested on April 4 He’s charged with failure to report, unauthorized possession of a prohibited device and two counts of careless storage of a firearm.

According to LinkedIn Teatero has been a Toronto Police officer for nearly 22 years, joining the service in 2002.

He will appear in court on May 17. Following the Police Services Act, he’s been suspended with pay until a verdict. Teatero made nearly $115,000 in 2022, per the Sunshine List. 

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