2 people charged in attempted murder investigation after cop hit by Jeep in Caledon


Published October 27, 2023 at 8:11 am

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Two people face charges in an attempted murder investigation involving a police officer hit by a Jeep in Caledon.

The incident happened after police were called to Tundra Road in Caledon for a report of a suspicious Jeep Wrangler shortly before 7 a.m. on Oct. 23, OPP said in a press release.

During the interaction with the vehicle and occupants, one officer was seriously injured.

The SIU says the officer was injured when the driver of the Jeep fled the scene and struck the officer. Then another officer fired his gun “at least twice,” with the SIU saying that both a civilian vehicle and the Jeep were hit with gunfire.

The Jeep was later found abandoned on Haverhill Road in Brampton, and police say two occupants of the Jeep were seen walking south on Danielsgate Road in the area of Yellowknife Road.

On Oct. 26, two people were arrested and face charges.

Tajinder Pal Singh, 26, of no fixed address, was charged with attempt to commit murder, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, flight from peace officer, theft of a motor vehicle, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Akashdeep Marahar, 23, of no fixed address, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The two accused remain in custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville for a bail hearing.

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