SIU investigating after lady shot, cop cruiser taken in Mississauga

Chris Herhalt and Bryann Aguilar,

Revealed Tuesday, August 13, 2019 three:35PM EDT

Final Up to date Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:32PM EDT

Peel Regional police are on the lookout for a 31-year-old man who allegedly shot and significantly injured a lady, stole a police cruiser after which stole a second car in Mississauga on Tuesday afternoon.

Peel Regional police Const. Sarah Patten says officers had been first referred to as to Apple Blossom Circle, close to White Clover Method and Mavis Street, for a report of an altercation between a female and male at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday.

Patten mentioned the grownup male suspect fired pictures at a feminine, placing her at the least as soon as.

She was taken to a neighborhood hospital in critical however non-life-threatening situation.

Police caught up with the suspect in Sandford Farm Park, close to the house the place the decision originated.

Patten mentioned the suspect engaged in a bodily altercation with an officer.

“The male then acquired right into a police cruiser and tried to flee – officers tried to subdue him however they had been unsuccessful,” Patten mentioned.

She added that the officer fired pictures on the suspect as he sped off within the cruiser.

Consequently, the province’s Particular Investigations Unit has been notified and is investigating the incident.

“Whereas the person has not but been situated, proof within the cruiser signifies the person might have sustained an damage,” mentioned the SIU in an announcement.

The SIU mentioned they’ve assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to the incident.

An eyewitness, who recognized himself as Kevin, advised CP24 that he noticed an officer confront the suspect on Stargazer Drive.

“The following factor they had been wrestling,” he mentioned.

The officer then drew a carried out power weapon after telling the suspect to cease a number of occasions.

“However the man didn’t keep down, he acquired into the cruiser and drove off.”

Kevin mentioned he noticed the officer hearth a number of rounds on the cruiser, showing to purpose for the tires.

Chopper 24 noticed an empty Peel Regional Police cruiser on Idlewilde Crescent, roughly six kilometres away from the place it was taken, with blood seen on its door and a Taser mendacity on the highway close by.

Patten mentioned the suspect ditched the cruiser on Idlewilde and took a second car.

Police initially reported the second car was later situated in Toronto, nonetheless, they later clarified that it was a cellphone that was discovered.

It was discovered within the space of Freeway 401 and Martin Grove, mentioned police. Investigators haven’t mentioned who owns the cellphone.

She didn’t have a bodily description of the suspect, however mentioned officers are fanning out throughout the GTA to search for him.

“I’m positive our officers know precisely what they’re on the lookout for as they’ve been coping with him instantly.”

The suspect has been recognized as 31-year-old Michael Cleghorn of no fastened deal with. He’s described as black, medium complexion , 6’2″ and 180 kilos.

Police mentioned Cleghorn might try to hunt medical therapy. He shouldn’t be approached and must be thought of armed and harmful.

The car has been described as a 2013 white Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with license plate AYVL 950.

Anybody with any details about this incident or on the placement of Michael Cleghorn is requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers.