MISSISSAUGA, ONT – A Toronto Police Officer stopped at a Tim Horton’s restaurant for a lunch break on September 12th at around 2 p.m.
That decision would ultimately cause the officer to lose his life in what officers are calling a series of shootings that left two people dead and three others wounded by gunfire.
I am heartbroken to know Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong was killed this afternoon in Mississauga.
My thoughts are with Const. Hong's family, his friends and the entire Toronto Police Service who I know are grieving right now after the loss of one of their own. pic.twitter.com/DYevzqarOi
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) September 13, 2022
Toronto Constable Andrew Hong, 48 years of age, had been attending a training exercise with the Peel and York Regional Police.
When the officers broke for a lunch break, Constable Hong stopped at a Tim Horton’s and at some point was ambushed by 30-year-old Shawn Petry who shot and killed the officer.
Police reported that one other person, who was also inside the store, was shot and seriously injured during the attack. The injured victim in the case suffered what has been described as potentially life-changing injuries.
The men and women of Constable Mark Herman's Office extend their heartfelt condolences to the Toronto Police Department as they mourn the loss of Constable Andrew Hong, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.
— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) September 14, 2022
After the cowardly ambush killing, Petry then left the store and went to the MK Auto Repairs in Milton where he was allegedly an employee. Once there, Petry shot and killed the owner, Shakeel Ashraf, and shot two others, leaving one in critical condition and the other in serious condition.
Officers flooded the area searching for Petry who fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee. Petry was later located in the Hamilton Cemetery at roughly 5 p.m. by members of the Hamilton Police Department.
Officers engaged with Petry who seemingly refused to surrender and was eventually shot during the encounter with officers from both the Hamilton and Halton Police Departments.
A spokeswoman of the Special Investigation Unit, the entity that conducts investigations into an officer involved shootings, Kristy Denette, spoke to CBC News:
“There was an interaction and there were shots fired by police from Halton and Hamilton. It’s not clear which firearm led to the death of the suspect [and it’s] unclear whether the person was armed and shots were exchanged.”
Police line in procession, showing their respect, as the body of Toronto Constable Andrew Hong is taken from the scene in Mississauga where he was shot and killed this afternoon pic.twitter.com/u5CMVhPkLG
— Lorenda Reddekopp (@CBCLorenda) September 13, 2022
Police have yet to release any possible motives for Petry’s violent actions and are now still trying to piece everything together while reeling from the loss of one of their own. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said:
“This is devastating news for his family and for all members of the Toronto Police Service and our entire policing community. We will lean on each other while we work to support Constable Hong’s family, and each other, in our grief.”
Constable Hong had been employed with the agency for 22 years and has left behind his wife, two children, and both of his parents who released the following statement:
“We are grateful for the outpouring of support. Andrew was magnetic. He was a man of steel on the outside, with a warm teddy bear personality on the inside. His personality was larger than life. He loved his Police family and was so proud to be a member of the Toronto Police Service, and especially loved being a part of the Motor Unit.
“He was a practical joker and got along with everyone. His absence has left a gaping hole in the hearts of our family, the Police family and everyone who knew and loved Andrew. We are overwhelmed with love and support and are asking for privacy at this time.”
The President of the Toronto Police Association, Jon Reid, pledged that the union will do whatever is needed to support Constable Hong’s family, friends, and coworkers. He said:
“Our members go to work each and every day in service to others, often putting themselves in harm’s way. Today is a stark reminder of how this work could result in members…paying the ultimate sacrifice.”
Leftist Brown University honors cop-killer by purchasing his “artwork” and documents
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PROVIDENCE, RI- Just to think parents pay the “illustrious” Ivy League school Brown University a mere $84,986 in tuition, fees, and room and board…per year.
That equals a mere $339,944 for a four-year gender studies degree.
And what do students get for that? The opportunity to see “artwork” from a convicted cop killer currently serving a life sentence without parole.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that the university came into papers of radical Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal for its “Voices of Mass Incarceration” series. Because clearly, someone who shot and killed a police officer in cold blood is apparently a “victim” and deserves to be celebrated.
In case you’re not familiar, Abu-Jamal, a celebrity among far-left lunatics, shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 while the officer was arresting his brother.
He was convicted the next year and sentenced to death, although in 2011 far-left Philadelphia prosecutors dropped the death penalty case.
The university of course tucked its tail between its legs when the Washington Free Beacon reached out for comment and instead referred the outlet to the university’s press release.
The paper reports that the collection from the far-left radical killer is included among some 60 boxes of documents which describe his trial and imprisonment, which “gained him global recognition as a face of the movement against the death penalty,” the Associated Press reported.
Because clearly the gutless puke didn’t deserve it for killing an innocent man.
Johanna Fernandez, a far-left activist and 1993 graduate of Brown has advocated for years on behalf of the unrepentant cop killer and contributed additional documents to the collection.
“He is one distinct voice that, like more than two million nameless others, must be studied by future generations that wish to wrap their heads around the Goliath that is America’s prison industrial complex,” the unhinged Fernandez said.
Despite leftist loons like Fernandez buying into Abu-Jamal’s claims of innocence, eyewitness testimony proved that he had murdered Off. Faulkner, who pulled over his brother William Cook for a traffic violation.
Abu-Jamal witnessed the traffic stop and, while working as a cab operator approached the stopped cars, drew a firearm and shot five times, with Faulkner dying immediately from a gunshot wound to the head.
“I shot that motherfucker and I hope he dies,” witnesses testified Abu-Jamal said.
Sounds innocent to us…not.
This past January, Abu-Jamal figured he’d try his hand with the feckless District Attorney Larry Krasner, the progressive George Soros-funded prosecutor who has turned the city’s criminal justice system into a revolving door of criminals being let loose on the streets prior to their arrest report’s ink having a chance to dry.
In response, crime in the city is skyrocketing led by violent felonies and murder.
The gutless killer claimed that evidence discrediting witnesses was not considered by the court, and further prosecutors had sought an all-white jury.
Meanwhile Faulkner’s widow, Maureen has filed a petition to recuse Krasner’s office from taking up the case. Given Krasner’s record of being pro-criminal and anti-criminal justice, who could blame her?
As an alleged “journalist,” Abu-Jamal covered the violent shootout between the black commune MOVE and Philadelphia police, which saw nine members of the radical movement convicted of killing a police officer during the firefight.
The president of the Philadelphia Police Officer’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, John McNesby told the Free Beacon that the university was merely conducting a “publicity stunt” in purchasing the records, which he said “only revictimizes Maureen [Faulkner] and the entire Faulkner family”
“It’s unconscionable that not one person from the university reached out to Maureen prior to this announcement,” McNesby said. “Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal should remain in prison for the rest of his life.”
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