Man Arrested After Allegedly Striking and Killing Pedestrian on Purpose in Brampton


Police have made an arrest following an incident in which a man killed after allegedly being purposely run down in Brampton.

Peel police report that on Sunday, Dec. 31 at approximately 1:45 a.m., a pedestrian was struck at a plaza in the Torbram Road and Peter Robertson Boulevard area.

Police arrived on scene and located the male, who was subsequently rushed to a local hospital.

The victim, a 34 year-old Caledon man, later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim was reportedly struck by a pick-up truck that remained on scene.

The incident was considered suspicious and the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau was contacted.

Police say 38-year-old Brampton man Avtar Dhammi has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. He appeared in court on Sunday and was remanded into custody.

Police say the victim and suspect were known to eachother. The incident is considered isolated. 

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.

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