Man sought on Canada-wide warrant in shooting death of 14-year-old Mississauga girl
Published February 11, 2022 at 12:33 pm
Update, Feb. 11: 9:05 p.m. The suspect is in custody and will appear in a Brampton court on Saturday.
-The suspect is in custody for Manslaughter
-He will attend the Ontario Court of Justice tomorrow
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) February 12, 2022
A man wanted in connection with the shooting death last week of a 14-year-old Mississauga girl is being hunted by police on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Peel Regional Police homicide investigators and police across the country are searching for Michael Moncherry-Desir, 19, of no fixed address.
He’s wanted on a manslaughter charge in the Feb. 1 death of Taffash Riley, who was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a stairwell of her family’s Darcel Ave./Etude Dr. apartment building in the Malton area of Mississauga.
Despite the efforts of first responders, Riley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police and paramedics had been called to the building at about 9 p.m. to check on the well-being of a girl.
Investigators aren’t saying what circumstances led to the girl’s death, nor are they revealing what, if any, relationship there was between the two people.
Police say Moncherry-Desir is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone spotting him is urged to call police immediately.
Investigators urge the suspect to seek legal counsel and turn himself into police. Anyone found assisting or harbouring him will be charged accordingly, police say.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising