Update to Multijurisdictional Homicides and Shooting Investigations

Posted On Thursday September 15, 2022

 Region of Peel – Officers from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau are investigating the murders of Constable Andrew Hong and Mr. Shakeel Ashraf and further shooting incidents that injured three other people in both Peel and Halton Regions.

On Monday, September 12, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at the Tim Hortons restaurant located at 3110 Argentia Road in Mississauga. 48-year-old Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong of Traffic Services, was found deceased inside the restaurant.

Constable Hong was instructing at a Police Motorcycle Operations Course sponsored by Peel Regional Police. Constable Hong was on his lunch break when the suspect ambushed and shot him at close range.

Shortly after this incident, the suspect fled to a nearby parking lot and, while carjacking a Black SUV, shot the male driver before fleeing the scene. That male was transported to a trauma centre, where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He remains in stable condition and has life-altering injuries.

At approximately 2:50pm, the Halton Regional Police Service responded to multiple reports of a shooting at an auto shop in Milton which resulted in the tragic death of 38-year-old father and business owner Shakeel Ashraf. Two other victims were transported to hospital. They remain in critical and serious conditions and police are not releasing their names at this time.

The suspect was later located in Hamilton and was later pronounced deceased as a result of an interaction with police while attempting to take him into custody.  The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating.

The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Sean Petrie, of no fixed address. Petrie has an extensive criminal record dating back 20 years with convictions for assault, armed robbery, robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, theft under $5000, failure to comply with a probation order and failure to comply with recognizance. In 2007,  he was placed on the National Flagging System after being deemed a high risk to re-offend.  His last conviction was in 2015 for a Criminal Driving offence.

Peel Regional Police remain the lead agency of these multijurisdictional Major Case Management investigations and are working alongside Halton Regional Police Service and York Regional Police Service.

Anyone with information on these incidents, has surveillance or dashcam footage, that may have captured the moments leading up to, during, or after the incidents are asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 extension 3205. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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