Video shows man jump from Jeep during Caledon traffic stop after officer injured

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OPP officer injured during ‘suspicious vehicle’ call in Caledon
WATCH: The province’s police watchdog is investigating after an OPP officer was struck during a ‘suspicious vehicle’ call in Caledon. During the altercation, another officer drew and fired their gun at least twice, according to the SIU. Shallima Maharaj reports – Oct 23, 2023

The Ontario Provincial Police say an officer was injured in Caledon after an interaction with a driver and a vehicle on Monday morning.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has also been called in to probe as another officer had fired his pistol as the suspect began fleeing police.

Police said the incident happened after 7 a.m. on Tundra Road, near Kennedy and Old School roads, just north of the Brampton-Caledon border.

Video obtained by Global News appears to show a man exiting a black Jeep, after turning onto a quiet Caledon street at speed.

The car comes to an abrupt halt and, in the video, a man in a dark top and light pants can be seen rummaging through the front and back seats. He is then seen running from the car, leaving it with the doors open.

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The back tire of the Jeep also appears to be damaged.

Jeep Wrangler found by police on Oct. 23, 2023. Shallima Maharaj / Global News

The province’s police watchdog said the OPP officers had responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene and hit an officer, SIU said.

“During the melee, another officer fired his gun at least twice,” the SIU said. “A civilian vehicle was struck as was the Jeep.”

Click to play video: 'Suspect appears to flee scene after police traffic stop in Caledon'
Suspect appears to flee scene after police traffic stop in Caledon

An OPP officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The SIU said the injuries were considered serious.

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The Jeep was then located elsewhere in Brampton but the occupants of that vehicle have not yet been found, the SIU said.

No suspect description has been released.

— with files from Global News’ Isaac Callan

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