Cop shoots civilian vehicle, officer hit by Jeep and rushed to hospital in Caledon: SIU

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Published October 24, 2023 at 12:49 pm

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Ontario’s police watchdog agency is investigating after an OPP member was hit by a fleeing Jeep and another officer fired their gun at least twice, shooting a civilian vehicle in the process.

The police-involved shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 23) according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) after police responded to a call about a suspicious Jeep Wrangler on Tundra Road in Caledon.

The OPP said on Monday that officers from Caledon along with Peel Regional Police had teamed up for an investigation near Dixie Road and Mayfield Road, and later said one officer was injured during an “interaction.”

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

While police said both the OPP and PRP were involved in the investigation, the SIU has confirmed that it was an OPP officer who fired the shots.

The SIU says the injured officer was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. And while the Jeep Wrangler was later found abandoned in Brampton, investigators say occupants have not been located.

A total of three SIU investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case, and the SIU is looking to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident.

Anyone who may have video, photos or information related to the shooting and collision are asked to contact the SIU by calling 1-800-787-8529 or visit the SIU incident reporting webpage.

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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