Man charged with murder after Brampton shooting

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Published October 12, 2022 at 7:55 pm

A man faces first-degree murder charges weeks after two people were shot in a Brampton suburb in broad daylight.

Shots rang out around 4:30 p.m. on September 22 on Rushbrook Dr., a neighbourhood off Airport Dr. in the city’s northern reaches.

Peel Regional Police responded by 4:45 p.m. and found two people at the scene suffering gunshot wounds. One victim, Guryodh Khattra, a 26-year-old man from Brampton, succumbed to his injuries despite the best efforts of first responders.

The other victim, a woman of unspecified age, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. At the time police said they believed three men had fled the scene in a car.

Shortly after the officers responded they received a call about an ongoing car fire at Grenoble Blvd and Williams Pkwy, a busy intersection near a school about 15 minutes away. Investigators believed the car may be related to the shooting, which they described as a targeted attack.

Weeks later police announced they had charged Jerome Downey-Apple, 20 of Brampton, in connection to the shooting. Investigators did not have to arrest Downey-Apple, as he was already in custody on unrelated charges.

In addition to the murder charge, Downey-Apple also faces a charge of aggravated assault. He appeared in a Brampton courtroom on October 12.

Anyone with information about the shooting or who has any footage of the area at the time can call police at  905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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