Suspect arrested in possession of loaded shotgun

Windsor Police Service News Update
October 28, 2023
Case #: 23-125426
Suspect arrested in possession of loaded shotgun


The Windsor Police Service has arrested a 48-year-old man for possession of a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

Police received a report around 8 p.m. last night about a person with a firearm in the 1600 block of St. Luke Road. Members of the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit (POP) arrived quickly on scene and located a male suspect pacing on the sidewalk while holding a shotgun and a flashlight.

Officers successfully deescalated the situation and arrested the suspect without incident. A 12-gauge shotgun and one round of ammunition were seized. 

Ryan Thomas Murphy, of WIndsor, has been charged with the following:
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Possession of a restricted firearm without a valid licence or registration certificate
  • Possession of a firearm while prohibited (x 2)
  • Contravening section 117(H) Firearms Act Regulation, respecting the storage and transport of a firearm and restricted weapon

This remains an ongoing investigation. Residents who live in the 1600 block of St. Luke Rd. or the surround residential area are asked to check their surveillance or dashcam footage for video evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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