Tactical officers were in the process of making an arrest when one of the suspects opened fire and attempted to take his vehicle to the police. Officers retaliated and managed to deactivate the vehicle before arresting the two suspects.
Ridwan Dalmar, 20, of Toronto and Zakariya Dalmar, 23, of Waterloo, have both been charged with numerous gun-related offenses.
Police said two other suspects, who previously robbed a drugstore in Mississauga’s Credit Woodlands and McBride Avenue neighborhood, managed to flee the scene. Shortly after, one of the suspects requisitioned a black pickup truck with an 8-year-old girl inside. The police started a chase and during the chase the suspect pushed the girl out of the vehicle. She was rescued by officers who determined that she had not suffered any serious physical injuries. She has since been reunited with her family.
Officers caught up with the stolen vehicle nearly three miles away at Eglinton Avenue and Creditview Road, where the suspect abandoned the car and fled on foot.
Police have now released surveillance footage of the two suspects. The first is described as a black man, six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing black jogging pants, a black hoodie with a white emblem on the left chest, blue medical gloves, a white medical mask, and black running shoes.
The second is described as a male, black, six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a zip-up jacket with a purple hood and shoulders and black lower part and black sleeves, a blue medical mask and black gloves.