Suspect arrested after pointing an airsoft pistol at pedestrians

Windsor Police Service News Update
Friday, May 3, 2024
Case #: 24-49164
Suspect arrested after pointing an airsoft pistol at pedestrians 

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a suspect for pointing an airsoft pistol at pedestrians and passing vehicles in downtown Windsor. 

Yesterday, shortly before 6 p.m., officers responded to a call for a person with a firearm near the intersection of Ouellette Ave. and Riverside Dr. Officers quickly arrested a 47-year-old man and seized a blue .45 airsoft pistol. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

Christopher Russell is charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and assault with a weapon (x 2).
Investigators believe there may be additional victims who still haven’t come forward. 

If you were involved in or witnessed this incident, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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