Doctor arrested after Toronto officer is killed

0 Shares The province of Ontario says that a second person has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer in Toronto. Progressive Conservative Party leadership contender Tanya Granic Allen,…

Doctor arrested after Toronto officer is killed

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The province of Ontario says that a second person has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer in Toronto.

Progressive Conservative Party leadership contender Tanya Granic Allen, a pediatrician, said Friday that she was charged earlier in the day with attempted murder and unauthorized possession of a weapon. She had previously been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and careless driving.

Ontario police say the officer, who was not identified, was shot on Thursday morning while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle on a downtown street. He died later at a hospital.

Police earlier arrested Granic Allen’s husband, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, for the 2016 shooting that killed soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. In that attack, Zehaf-Bibeau tried to storm Parliament Hill, but was shot and killed by a member of Parliament, Andrew Leslie.

Thursday’s shootings are not connected to an earlier investigation into a large shooting in Toronto’s downtown earlier this year.

The 23-year-old officer was responding to a call around 5:50 a.m. Thursday about a suspicious vehicle near a subway station, police said. He was shot about four minutes later. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An air ambulance flew the officer’s body to a Toronto hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The officers, who had been sworn in a few days earlier, were unarmed.

Nearly 30 police units cordoned off the area of busy Yonge Street as they investigated the officer’s death. Detectives were at the scene interviewing witnesses and reviewing video.

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