Suspect charged with firearms offences following fatal motor vehicle collision

Windsor Police Service News Update
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Case #: 23-116182
Suspect charged with firearms offences following fatal motor vehicle collision

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The Windsor Police Service has charged a 38-year-old male with several firearms offences following a fatal motor vehicle collision.

On October 4, 2023, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Tecumseh Rd. E. and Benjamin Ave. for a report of a collision with serious injuries. When officers arrived, they found a 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a newer-model sedan with extensive damage. 

The driver of the sedan and two passengers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third passenger, a 19-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet was also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. While searching his vehicle, officers discovered a loaded P85 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat.

As a result, Shane Holland is facing the following charges:

Possession of a restricted firearm knowingly not holding a licence 
Possession of a prohibited device with no authority
Contravene section 117 of the Firearms Act – unsafe transportation 
Occupying a motor vehicle with a restricted firearm
Possession of a loaded regulated firearm
Possession of a firearm while prohibited 
Possession of a prohibited device while prohibited

Charges related to the collision are still under investigation. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information about the incident is urged to contact the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 519-945-9645, ext. 222. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County 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. 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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