Man connected to Brampton shooting arrested on arson warrant: police
Published January 23, 2023 at 8:35 am
An arson suspect and person of interest in the daylight shooting of a woman in Brampton last week is in custody after a days-long manhunt.
The shooting happened around 9:45 a.m. on Friday (Jan. 20) in the area of Candy Cres. and Major Williams Sharpe Dr. in Brampton. Peel Regional Police said a woman was shot and that the suspect fled the scene in a navy blue four-door sedan.
The woman was reportedly conscious and breathing while she was being assessed by Peel Paramedics on the scene, and a police spokesperson confirmed the woman was taken to hospital in stable, non-life-threatening condition.
On Saturday, police said 40-year-old Orane Byron was a person of interest in the shooting. Investigators put out a call to the public to help locate Byron and said he was associated with a grey 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a license plate CXTV527.
But police in Shelburne were also investigating an early morning arson on Saturday, and now say Byron has been taken into custody in relation to that incident.
Around 4:19 a.m. on Saturday, police say emergency crews were called to a house fire on O’Reilly Crescent in Shelburne, some 60 kilometres north of Brampton. Police said the fire was extinguished and there was no one home at the time of the incident.
Police were investigating the fire as arson and a warrant was issued for Byron in relation to the arson investigation. He was believed to be armed and dangerous, and police warned the public not to approach the man.
Byron was taken into custody on Sunday, Peel Regional Police said on Twitter. He was still considered a person of interest in the shooting, and investigators did not say if the incidents are connected or if any charges have been laid against Byron.
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