Toronto police officer killed in shooting in Mississauga, sources say
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A Toronto police officer has been killed and a suspect is in custody after two separate shootings in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday afternoon.
Peel Regional Police spokeswoman Heather Cannon said two people were shot in Mississauga, Ont., one of whom had been taken to a trauma centre.
Police said they received the call about the shooting near Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard at 2:15 p.m.
Multiple sources have told The Canadian Press that a Toronto police officer was killed in Mississauga.
Halton Regional Police, which serves Milton, Ont., tweeted at 3:25 p.m. that it had closed Bronte St. South from King St. to Main St., for a shooting investigation.
The force said one person was confirmed dead and two others had been taken to hospital.
Peel Regional Police sent an emergency alert just before 4:30 p.m. Monday warning the public about an “armed and dangerous” suspect driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee.
Minutes later, Halton Regional Police said they had a suspect in custody, believed to be the same person involved in the Mississauga shooting.
Peel Regional Police later confirmed the suspect is in Halton Police’s custody.
Both police forces had tweeted that they were looking for a vehicle with the license plate CLMZ 905.
Peel Regional Police had described the suspect as Black, with a thin build, black hair and wearing a black and yellow construction vest.
The suspect’s identity has not been released.