One man is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Jason Ramkishun — who was shot while driving on Highway 410 in 2018 — while he and his brother are charged with attempted murder in connection with another shooting incident on the highway that same year.
Peel police held a press conference on Friday to details charges laid against several people in the investigation of three shooting incidents across Mississauga and Brampton.
The first incident on Nov. 10, 2018, in Mississauga is believed to have been the catalyst for the other incidents.
Police allege there was an altercation on Delmonte Crescent in Mississauga that was the catalyst for the other two shooting incidents. During this altercation, police allege a 24-year-old man was armed with a firearm and fired numerous rounds at a male victim. The victim was not hit and he fled the scene in a Honda Accord.
The 24-year-old was identified as Travon Edwards-Bryan and he was arrested on Dec. 1. He is currently awaiting trial for attempted murder.
Jason Ramkishun was killed on Nov. 13 while driving a Honda Accord when someone drove up next to him and fired into his vehicle. Police believe his car was mistaken for the man in the first incident.
On Nov. 20, the victim from the first incident was also allegedly shot by two people while driving along the 410 in his Honda Accord. He was able to drive himself to hospital and survived.
Peel police executed several search warrants on Jan. 28 and arrested several people.
Adrian Williams, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder in Ramkishun’s death.
Williams is also facing an attempted murder charge in the second shooting on the 401, and his brother Hakim Williams, 28, of no fixed address, is facing a charge of attempted murder in that incident.
Janeque Elwood, 26, identified as Adrian Williams’ girlfriend, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder. A second woman, Shivon Grant, 26, of Milton has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Insp. Marty Ottaway said they also seized eight handguns and one assault rifle, laying 115 charges against 15 people. All the firearms had been illegally obtained from the U.S.
Ottaway said over the course of the investigation, “It became apparent that the people I have just listed, along with other associates, are involved with gun and gang crime.”
As a result of the investigation, another man, Jarrett Phillips, 25, of no fixed address is wanted for a number of firearm charges in connection with the gun believed to have been used in the two highway 410 shootings, but police say he was not involved in the homicide or attempted murder incidents.