WARMINGTON: Cop killer had loaded gun, wicked plan, extreme patience

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This cop killer received himself cleaned up with a bathe earlier than embarking on his lethal homicide spree.

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Within the hours earlier than inflicting loss of life and destruction, pictures of Sean Petrie present a pensive, impassive look on his face. However simply 4 hours earlier than he started his taking pictures rampage — beginning with the homicide of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong — the 40-year-old went to his gymnasium for a bathe and, maybe, a exercise.

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After about 45 minutes contained in the Good Life Health in Meadowvale Mall, the place he had a membership, Petrie drove 10 minutes north to a Tim Hortons on Argentia Rd. and waited in his parked automotive for greater than two hours.

“We are attempting to find out the place he spent the night time?” a police supply mentioned. “We all know it was in his automotive however we don’t know the placement.”

Sean Petrie, 40, drover his crimson Toyota Corolla to a Tim Hortons in Mississauga and waited greater than two hours earlier than embarking on his lethal rampage that started with taking pictures Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong, 48, with out warning. Photograph by Handout /Peel Regional Police

A change of garments is one element being examined.

Safety footage reveals Petrie leaving the gymnasium with a crimson athletic bag over his shoulder, sporting darkish clothes and headware. Distinction that with photos from contained in the Tim Hortons the place he isn’t sporting a hat however is wearing a yellow building vest.

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It isn’t believed Petrie had labored in building however police are attempting to piece collectively the thriller of why he dedicated the heinous crimes and whether or not the rampage was deliberate or spontaneous.

What they do know is Petrie was decided sufficient to spend greater than two hours ready for a sufferer, shoot one other man and steal his automotive relatively than escape in his personal, head 13 km to Milton to shoot three extra folks, then drive 34 km to Hamilton the place he died in a cemetery after an change of gunfire with Halton and Hamilton cops.

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Police are digging into what sort of gun and ammunition Petrie used and the place they had been obtained?

“We all know up to date numbers present 90% of crime weapons are smuggled in from america,” Halton Regional Police Chief Steve Tanner mentioned Thursday. “The gun is with the SIU however might be despatched for testing to study its historical past.”

Police wish to know extra about Petrie’s dealings and actions.

Between going to the gymnasium, altering up his look and clothes, the stoicism, fortitude, endurance, calmness, and composure to have the ability to bide his time and methodically map out and execute the logistics of his depraved plan, police know there are extra twists and turns to come back.

jwarmington@postmedia.com

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