SIU identifies four ‘subject officers’ in probe into police shooting of GTA rampage killer


Ontario’s police watchdog has recognized 4 “topic officers” within the loss of life of a person who went on a capturing rampage throughout three cities on Monday, killing a Toronto police officer and the proprietor of a Milton auto restore store.

An replace issued by the Particular Investigations Unit on Wednesday doesn’t identify the 40-year-old man who was shot lifeless in Hamilton after police pursued him there, however sources beforehand recognized him to the Star as Sean Petrie, who had a prison document courting again no less than 20 years.

The SIU launch says his household didn’t consent to his identification being made public by the watchdog.

In line with the discharge, two officers every from the Halton and Hamilton police providers have been designated as topic officers — that means the unbiased investigative physique believes these are the officers who could have brought about Petrie’s loss of life.

One other 10 Halton officers and 7 Hamilton officers have been recognized as witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing.

The SIU investigates all allegations of great damage, loss of life or sexual assault involving Ontario cops. The company has the ability to clear officers of wrongdoing or cost them below the Felony Code; the existence of an SIU investigation doesn’t indicate proof of wrongdoing.

On Monday, police rushed to a buying plaza in Mississauga the place Const. Andrew Hong, of Toronto police’s Visitors Providers unit, and his colleagues had stopped for lunch throughout a joint coaching train between the Toronto, Peel and York police providers.

Hong was shot inside a Tim Hortons earlier than Petrie subsequent crossed Argentia Street close to Winston Churchill Boulevard and shot resident Graham Corridor, stealing his Jeep Cherokee. Corridor is recovering in hospital.

Petrie then drove to Milton the place he killed auto physique store proprietor Shakeel Ashraf and wounded two others. Ashraf’s family and friends had been gathering at a mosque for his funeral Wednesday afternoon.

Hong’s loss of life has led to an outpouring of emotion from Ontario emergency employees, politicians and well-wishers. He has been remembered as charming and caring, a “mild large” who was identified by his colleagues on the Winged Wheels — Toronto police’s motorbike squad — as “Honger.”

Ashraf has been remembered as a skillful mechanic and devoted household man who beloved cricket.

The collection of shootings led to Hamilton the place, round 4:30 p.m., the SIU mentioned the suspect was confronted by officers from Halton and Hamilton’s providers in Mount Hamilton Cemetery close to York Blvd.

Paramedics had been referred to as, however Petrie died on the scene.

Peel Police is main a coordinated investigation into the rampage, however few particulars had been launched Wednesday. A funeral for Const. Hong has not but been introduced.

With information from Wendy Gillis


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