A man died a week after he was shot and allegedly fleeing police in a community in south Brampton, Ontario, said the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
The man died of his injuries in hospital Monday, according to the OPP, which is now handling the investigation as the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will wait until the medical examiner confirms his identity.
“Right now our members don’t have a name or any information about the suspects,” said Detective-Sergeant Terry Goodgame of the OPP.
Goodgame said the circumstances of the man’s death are under investigation.
“This is the first homicide in the north Toronto area since March 7, 2018,” he added.
The shooting has spurred increased patrols in the community.
“[OPP] will continue with high visibility patrols of the Community until residents feel safe,” Goodgame said.
The killing took place June 26 at around 8 p.m.
Ontario Provincial Police were first called to the scene when the community asked police to apprehend a black male who had just fled the scene, police said.
OPP said that officers chased the man into nearby yards. He was fired upon by police and taken to a hospital.
The Brampton police could not be reached for comment.
Vaughn Ridley contributed to this report.