Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in officer's death
A 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Const. Garrett Styles, who was dragged and pinned by a minivan during a traffic stop just north of Toronto on Tuesday.
The teen was charged Tuesday night in hospital, where he remains with serious injuries.
Styles, 32, died Tuesday while making a traffic stop on a rural highway east of Newmarket, Ont.
He was dragged by a minivan for 300 metres before the vehicle flipped, pinning him underneath.
Styles was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
The police funeral for Styles, who leaves behind a wife and two young children, is set for Tuesday.
Members of the community have placed flowers, cards and teddy bears at the detachment where Styles was based, while some signed a book of condolences.
The officer joined the police force seven years ago and was on his way to becoming a sergeant.