Toronto police Cont. Northrup and his partner responded to a robbery on process shortly after midnight on July 2nd in the city hall parkade, located near Bay and Queen streets.
According to reports, the officers were in plain clothes, with police identification when they approached the suspect who was outside of the vehicle. The suspect then entered the vehicle and tried to flee the scene.
Northrup was struck by the vehicle, and died of his injuries. Chief James Ramer said the incident was “deliberate and intentional” and the homicide unit has been called in to investigate.
Northrup’s partner was also transported to hospital where she was treated and has since been released.
Umar Zameer, 31, has been arrested and charged with:
1) First-Degree Murder
He appeared at Old City Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2021. He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance at Old City Hall on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 2 p.m., room 112.