Cop hit by Jeep now attempted murder investigation, two suspects last seen on the run in Brampton

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Published October 25, 2023 at 8:53 am

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Police are searching for two suspects in the alleged attempted murder of an OPP member after one officer was hit by a fleeing Jeep and another opened fire, striking a civilian vehicle.

It all started around 7 a.m. on Monday when the Caledon OPP says officers were called to Tundra Road in Caledon for a report of a suspicious Jeep Wrangler, and police said Caledon officers were joined by Peel Regional Police for the investigation near Dixie Road and Mayfield Road.

Police say that while they were investigating the vehicle the driver of the Jeep took off, hitting one officer while attempting to flee the scene. That’s when another officer fired his gun “at least twice,” with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) saying that both a civilian vehicle and the Jeep were hit by 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.

Police are investigating the incident as an attempted murder and are asking the public to help identify the suspects.

The first suspect is described as standing approximately 6’1″ with brown skin and a medium build. They were wearing light blue jeans, white shoes with a black heel, and a black puffy jacket with a white shirt underneath.

The second suspect is described as standing approximately 5’7″ also with brown skin and a medium build. They were wearing black pants, black shoes with white soles and a black jacket or hoodie with a black shirt underneath.

Police say the vehicle was a black 2018 Jeep Wrangler with damage to the rear driver’s side tire.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have dashcam or home security video from the areas of Southfields Village in Caledon or the Haverhill Road, George Gray and Yellowknife Road area of Brampton to contact police if they captured footage of the vehicle or the suspects by clicking here.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Caledon OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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