Police were called to Apple Blossom Circle, near Mavis Road and Highway 403, at around 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 with reports there was a dispute involving weapons.
After emergency crews arrived, police said a woman was found with gunshot wounds. The suspect took off, but he was found by officers a short distance away.
Following an “interaction” between officers and the accused, investigators said the suspect took off in a police cruiser. It was found nearby abandoned.
The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
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Police allege a suspect fled on foot to Stargazer Drive where he was involved in an altercation with a police officer before jumping into a cruiser.
A video obtained by Global News appeared to show the moment the suspect stole the cruiser. A person, who is believed to be the suspect, was seen riding a bike in a residential area before a police cruiser pulls up, an officer gets out and begins to chase the accused. The two go out of camera range before the suspect ran back into camera range ahead of the officer, and appeared to get into the police cruiser and speed away.
The Special Investigations Unit, Ontario’s police watchdog, said an officer shot at the man after the cruiser was stolen. The independent agency invoked its mandate and is probing the incident.
The suspect was wanted in Thunder Bay for an alleged murder in 2017 and in Toronto for the alleged sexual assault of a child in 2014. Thunder Bay Police said he is a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Edmond Clovis, who died from trauma after an alleged altercation.
In an update released by Peel Regional Police Thursday evening, officers said the accused was arrested by 11 Division officers earlier in the day.
Michael Cleghorn was charged with attempted murder, assault, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and several firearm-related charges. He is scheduled to appear in a Brampton court on Friday.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 905-453-2121 ext. 1133 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
A 31-year-old man who allegedly shot and seriously injured a woman, and stole a police cruiser in Mississauga in August has been arrested, Peel police say.
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Officers were called to Apple Blossom Circle, near White Clover Way and Mavis Road, at around 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 13. for a report of an altercation between a man and a woman.
Neighbours said they heard a couple arguing and then saw the pair walking on a trail to Apple Blossom Circle.
When police arrived, they located a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect who initially fled the scene was intercepted by police a short distance away at Sandford Farm Drive and Stargazer Drive.
Police said an officer, who got out of his cruiser, and the suspect got into a physical altercation.
The suspect then got into the cruiser and took off, police said. According to investigators, officers fired shots to try and stop the vehicle.
Police said they have arrested Michael Cleghorn, of no fixed address, in connection with the incident. He was charged with attempted murder, assault, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, and multiple firearm related charges.
The provinces Special Investigations Unit, which looks into incidents where police are involved in a death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault, invoked its mandate.
Peel police said they have arrested 31-year-old Michael Cleghorn who allegedly shot and seriously injured a woman, and stole a police cruiser in Mississauga in August. (Peel police)
Suspect Michael Cleghorn, 31, is seen in a surveillance camera image with a woman believed to have been shot on Aug. 31. 2019. (CTV News Toronto)