A Peel police officer is in stable condition after he was shot at the Brampton courthouse today.
Const. Mike Klarenbeek, a 29-year police veteran, was rushed to Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital after the shooting at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse at 11 a.m.
Ontario’s Special investigations Unit confirms the shooter opened fire and was shot by a Peel police officer. The shooter is dead.
The SIU has the statutory mandate to conduct independent investigations to determine whether a criminal offence took place while police officers deal with the serious incident
Alan Darragh, a civilian who was filing papers inside the courthouse, told Skedline that the suspect came into the courthouse and began shooting just before the metal detector booth.
Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans visited Klarenbeek at the hospital Friday afternoon and passed along his health status to the rest of the force.
At a press conference with Peel Regional Police, Staff-Sgt. Dan Richardson said they all “breathed a collective sigh of relief” upon learning of Klarenbeek’s stable condition.
Richardson knew the injured constable personally saying “he’s a good man, and a good officer.”
No others were injured in the shooting.
Skedline reporters Nick Dasko and Brad MacDonald have this video from the Peel Police press conference this afternoon.