Brampton man charged with attempted murder after shootout with cops


Published March 10, 2022 at 11:17 am

Two men including one from Brampton have been charged after a gunfight with police near Thunder Bay this week.

Around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday (March 8), police say a man had been found with gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of Forest Street in Thunder Bay.

The victim’s injuries were serious, but not believed to be life-threatening.

Police had information on the male suspect and believed he planned to flee the city.

Around 4:00 p.m., officers located the suspect vehicle while doing checks along Highway 11-17 at Davis Road and tried to stop the vehicle.

That’s when police say shots were fired at the officers.

Police returned fire and the province’s Special Investigations Unit said there were multiple exchanges of gunfire between officers and the man driving the vehicle.

The driver then took off in the vehicle and fled the scene but entered a ditch near Davis Road.

Police say the driver then tried to run on foot but was arrested a short time later.

Despite the exchange of bullets, police say no one was injured in the shootout.

Andrew Plummer, 34, of Brampton, has been charged with:

  • Attempt to commit murder using a firearm
  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Assault a Peace Officer
  • Unauthorised possession of a firearm
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Discharge a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner

A second individual was also arrested at the scene and police have charged Drew McKenzie, 25, of Chatsworth with being an Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm.

Both of the accused are being held for bail hearings at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay.

Due to the nature of the incident the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate.

The SIU is the independent civilian government agency that investigates the conduct of police officers which may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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