Man charged with First-Degree Murder for the death of Officer Jeffrey Northrup

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The Toronto Police Homicide Squad announced Monday that they have charged a man with First-Degree Murder for the death of Officer Jeffrey Northrup.

“The Toronto Police has charged a man in connection with the death of a serving officer. Umar Zameer, 31, has been charged with First-Degree Murder,” the Homicide Squad said in a statement.

The statement further added that Zameer appeared at Old City Hall 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.

A funeral is underway for Constable Northrup, who the investigators say was killed in a deliberate act earlier this month.

He was struck by a vehicle during an investigative operation as he was responding to a call downtown on 2nd of July.

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