Officer shot at Brampton courthouse leaves ICU
Peel Regional Police Const. Mike Klarenbeek was wounded Friday morning
The veteran officer who was shot at a Brampton, Ont., courthouse last week is now out of intensive care.
Peel Regional Police Const. Mike Klarenbeek was wounded Friday morning, whena man opened fire shortly after walking into the courthouse.
The shooting suspect was subsequently shot dead by police.
His name was not officially released until Monday, when the Special Investigations Unit identified him as Charnjit Singh Bassi, 45. Initial reports had suggested that he was 46 years old.
Klarenbeek, 53, was providing security at the courthouse.
On Sunday, Peel Regional Police tweeted that Klarenbeek was no longer in intensive care and that the injured officer was "continuing to improve in hospital."
The courthouse was slated to reopen Monday morning:
The shootings remain under investigation by the SIU.
The SIU probes all incidents involving police in which individuals are killed, seriously injured or when allegations of sexual assault are raised.
Neighbours said that Bassi had lived in a Brampton neighbourhood near Highway 50 and Cottrelle Boulevard for about 10 years.
Waqar Ahmed said that Bassi appeared to be "a very nice guy," who he would often see walking by.
Bassi has a daughter who lived with her mother, according to neighbours.
With files from The Canadian Press and the CBC’s Shannon Martin