The chaos inside the Richmond Hill apartment on Jan. 27, 2008 lasted less than five minutes.
When it was over, a drug debt remained unpaid, there were two bullet holes in a man’s legs and a couple of men were on the run, a Newmarket court heard.
Police caught up to Davood Zarinchang about three weeks later. The 25-year-old Markham man was arrested without incident.
On Tuesday, Mr. Zarinchang, now 27, stood in the prisoner’s dock clad in a striped black and grey shirt and dark pants and listed as Newmarket judge Edwin Minden handed him a seven-year sentence and a lifetime weapons ban. He was also ordered to provide a sample of his DNA. Given credit by Justice Minden for the two years he spent in pre-trial custody, Mr. Zarinchang will serve three years in a prison, Justice Minden ruled.
During sentencing submissions, the court heard more information about a man who has been in and out of trouble with the law for several years.
Born in Iran, Mr. Zarinchang became a Canadian citizen and dropped out of high school in Grade 10 and once worked with his father in a convenience store, his lawyer Boris Bytensky said Tuesday.