A man kills a Toronto cop and one other person before being killed by police

A Toronto police officer was fatally shot at close range and died at the scene in an unprovoked “ambush” attack as part of a shooting rampage that continued into Milton, killing one other person and injuring three others, police officials said on Monday.

The shooter was arrested and later declared dead in Hamilton.

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said, “It is with profound grief that I announce the death of Toronto Police Service Constable Andrew Hong of Traffic Services.” During a news conference in Mississauga on Monday night with his counterparts from Peel and Halton.

According to Halton Regional Police, they believe the same individual was responsible for a shooting at a Milton, Ontario, auto body shop less than an hour later that left one person dead, one in critical condition, and another in serious condition.

Constable Andrew Hong, 48, of the Toronto police’s traffic unit was a 22-year-veteran of the force who was also a father of two, a husband, a brother and a son, 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,” Ramer said at a Monday night news conference.

“We will lean on each other while we work to support Const. Hong’s family and each other in our grief.”

Peel police issued an emergency alert shortly before 4:30 p.m., warning the public about an “armed and dangerous” suspect driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee. It said not to approach the suspect and to call 911.