Man arrested for attempted murder in Mississauga while on release for attempted murder

Published January 6, 2023 at 10:21 pm

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Peel Police 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested a 22-year-old man with history of violence for attempted murder following a December shooting in Mississauga.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at approximately 2:18 a.m., police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Tenth Line West and Derry Road in Mississauga. On arrival, police learned that an altercation took place between several individuals, which escalated when someone was assaulted, and multiple shots were fired. Fortunately, no one was struck by gunfire; however, one victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

Detectives identified the shooter as Elijah Simpson-Sweeney. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and with the assistance of the North Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, he was arrested on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Elijah Simpson-Sweeney, of no fixed address, has been charged with the following six Criminal Code Offences:

  • Attempt Murder (X2)
  • Assault (X2)
  • Chokes suffocates or Strangles
  • Criminal Harassment

He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

At the time of his arrest, Elijah Simpson-Sweeney was on a release order for a separate attempted murder and firearms offences.

In addition, Elijah Simpson-Sweeney was also wanted by the Toronto Police Service for Second Degree Murder and Attempt Murder.

He is also wanted by another Ontario Police Service for the offence of Flight From Police.    

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