3 charged after York police officer shot
Three men have been charged following an armed robbery last week that sent a suspect and a York Region police officer to hospital with gunshot wounds.
A 40-year-old officer was shot after three armed men tried to rob a Bell store in the mall at Aurora Road and Highway 404 around 8:30 p.m on July 21.
The injured suspect remains in hospital.
Ryan Michael Patrick Berment, 18, Michael Kevin Whitlock, 24, and a 17-year-old male, all from Pickering, Ont., have been charged with:
- Robbery — use of a firearm
- Disguise with intent
- Forcible confinement
- Possession of weapons dangerous
- Theft over $5,000
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
Berment has also been charged with assaulting a peace officer, possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
The Special Investigations Unit, which is called whenever a member of the public dies or is seriously injured in an altercation with police, continues to investigate.
York Regional Police are also conducting a parallel investigation.