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Weapons found in car where three people living in Charlottetown Walmart parking lot

Charlottetown Police responded to a domestic dispute call Tuesday morning between a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man who had a confrontation in the parking lot of Walmart outside of the vehicle they had been living in together along with a 15-year-old boy. Police found a hand gun and brass knuckles in the vehicle.
Charlottetown Police responded to a domestic dispute call Tuesday morning between a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man who had a confrontation in the parking lot of Walmart outside of the vehicle they had been living in together along with a 15-year-old boy. Police found a handgun and brass knuckles in the vehicle. - Jim Day

Charges are pending after police found a handgun and brass knuckles in a parked car in Charlottetown that was home to three people.

Charlottetown Police Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell says police responded Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m. to a domestic disturbance in the Walmart parking lot.

He says a 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman had a confrontation outside the car. There were no injuries.

Police found the gun and brass knuckles in the vehicle. The weapons were not used in the confrontation.

MacConnell says the man and woman, as well as a 15-year-old boy, were living together in the car.

“It’s not an uncommon thing to see,’’ he says, adding that the act of living in a vehicle is not in itself a crime, but is a “social concern.’’

All three individuals were at the police station as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

MacConnell says charges are pending in relation to the weapons as well as to the confrontation.

Police are conducting a thorough search of the vehicle, which was towed from the parking lot and is being impounded.

The investigation is ongoing.

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