Brampton homicide: man shot dead on street identified as Robert Caulfield

Officers also search nearby apartment for whoever killed Robert Caulfield, 40, who was fatally shot about 10.30pm

Homicide investigators have found the body of a man who was fatally shot in Brampton on Wednesday night.

The victim, identified as 40-year-old Robert Caulfield, was killed near the intersection of Patterson Street and Eglinton Avenue shortly after 10.30pm, Peel police said.

Police said Caulfield was shot during an altercation with another man, who then fled the scene on foot and remains at large.

Searches are ongoing for the assailant, with police saying he is considered armed and dangerous.

BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) confirmed that a man in his mid-30s had been taken to a hospital in critical condition following the shooting. He died from his injuries on Thursday morning.

The suspect is described as a 30- to 40-year-old black man about 180cm tall with a slim build and short hair. He was wearing a dark t-shirt and blue jeans.

On Thursday afternoon, police cordoned off part of the Patterson Street apartment complex where the shooting took place and a police dog searched the property.

Police are reminding residents in the vicinity of Patterson Street and Eglinton Avenue to take extra precautions in light of the incident. People should be alert and take precautions, police said.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau commented on the homicide, saying it was “one of several recent tragic events in Canada that have triggered soul-searching across our country”.

Police say they will not release the identity of Caulfield until family is notified.

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