Mississauga Man Charged After Allegedly Hitting and Dragging Police Officer with Vehicle

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A Mississauga man is facing charges after allegedly striking and dragging a police officer with his vehicle. 

Niagara police say that at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, two officers were called to the Drummond and Dunn St. area in Niagara Falls to investigate reports of a vehicle driving erratically.

Police allege the officer initiated a traffic stop, but was subsequently dragged a short distance following an interaction.

Police say the officer involved fired one shot at the vehicle.  

No injuries were sustained in the shooting. 

Police say the accused fled in the vehicle and the officer was taken to hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, a male suspect was arrested in the area of Magdalen Street and McGrail Avenue in Niagara Falls.

Police say that 29-year-old Mississauga man Gurjot Kooner is facing a number of charges, including operating a motor vehicle while impaired, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and assaulting police.  

The accused is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing on August 23, 2019.

Police are still searching for the suspect vehicle involved, described as a 2008, two-door white Honda Accord with an Ontario licence plate reading “CKLZ 605.”

Police say detectives are aware that there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident and are asking them to come forward to make a statement.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact police at (905) 688-4111 dial option 4, ext. 2204.

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