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Murder warrant issued for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in west-end Toronto shooting

Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. .
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. . Toronto Police Service/Handout

A second-degree murder warrant has been issued for an “armed and dangerous” suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a 31-year-old Brampton man found dead at a trucking company parking lot in west-end Toronto.

Emergency crews were called to the BTI Cartage, on Humber College Boulevard near Finch Avenue West in Etobicoke, around 2:40 a.m. Saturday after Maninder Singh Sandhu was found dead in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds.

Sandhu stored his tractor trailer in the parking lot and police said he was shot around 4:30 p.m. Friday. His body was discovered by family members at the scene around 10 hours later.

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Toronto police said Wednesday Sandhu was shot by a suspect employed by the same trucking company and an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be numerous gunshot wounds to the torso.

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Investigators said they were “greatly assisted” community members and Sandhu’s co-workers in the trucking business.

An arrest warrant was issued for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton, Wednesday on one charge of second-degree murder.

He is described by police as having a light brown complexion, standing 6’0″, 180 pounds, with straight black hair and a scar beside his right eye.

Police said he is believed to be armed and dangerous and has access to firearms.

Toronto police are investigating after a man was found dead in north Etobicoke early Saturday.
Toronto police are investigating after a man was found dead in north Etobicoke early Saturday. Craig Wadman / Global News
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton.
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. Toronto Police Service/Handout
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton.
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. Toronto Police Service/Handout
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton.
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. Toronto Police Service/Handout
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton.
Police have issued a second-degree murder warrant for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. Toronto Police Service/Handout

If spotted, police are advising the public not to approach Chouhan but instead to immediately call 911 to report his location and description. Investigators said he is believed to still be in the Greater Toronto Area.

Police have released several security camera images of Chouhan in hopes that he will be recognized and apprehended.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the whereabouts of Chouhan is asked to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400, or Det.-Sgt. Graham Gibson directly at 416-808-7400 ext. 77415, Det. Lioumanis at 416-808-7400 ext. 7-7287, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Nick Westoll contributed to this report