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A 22-calibre handgun with a loaded magazine recovered by Hamilton police on Wednesday after stopping a vehicle on Barton Street East that contained a male youth wanted in connection with a April 7 stabbing in Ancaster.

Hamilton police have arrested a youth in connection with an April 7 stabbing in Ancaster after seeing the young man get into a vehicle in the Barton Street East area on Wednesday.

Police stopped the vehicle to arrest the youth and while doing so, saw a firearm on the floor. The 22-calibre handgun, with a loaded magazine, is suspected to have also been used as a threat during the stabbing.

The youth, 17, was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, careless use of a firearm, aggravated assault, three counts of robbery and two counts of failing to comply with recognizance.

Also arrested were Parker Ridgewell and Terrell Cooper, both 18, and both were charged with multiple firearms offences.

The April 7 robbery occurred after a group of young men attended a party uninvited and began causing problems before they were asked to leave.

Once outside, the group began assaulting three other young men — stabbing one, pointing a firearm at another’s head and beating the third one, causing minor injuries. Two of the victims were also robbed.

Police responded to that incident, on Kendrick Court in Ancaster, at about 2 a.m. on April 7 and at the time arrested and charged two youths and an adult man with various offences.

But a third youth was also being sought in connection with the incident, and police caught up with him on Wednesday.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 905-546-8970 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppershamilton.com.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator