Peel Police are warning residents about a man considered to be an "armed and dangerous" suspect in a kidnapping in Brampton.
Peel Police say the suspect is 21-year-old Kwami Garwood, who allegedly fled from police in a car with an "unwilling woman" early on Sunday morning.
What happened during the incident?
Police say they were called to a house on Aventura Couty at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning to investigate a residential disturbance.
According to a press release, a man was reportedly banging on the front door of the house and screaming.
Upon arrival, police found two people — Garwood and a 23-year-old woman.
Police say the woman was screaming inside of the house, and that when police entered the house an "altercation" occurred, at which point an officer discharged their firearm.
The suspect in question fled the scene with the woman, according to police, who they believe is being held against her will.
Have they been found yet?
As of Sunday afternoon, police were still asking for public assistance to locate the woman and Garwood.
Police say they have found the getaway vehicle abandoned in the city of Brampton, which is now being processed for evidence.
Peel Police are asking for any information on the whereabouts of the woman and Garwood, but they are warning residents not to approach the pair if they spot them and to instead call 911.
"We have great concern for the safety and wellbeing of the female party," said Superintendent Sean Gormley at a media scrum.
Anyone with additional information is being asked to call Peel's Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453–2121 (ext. 2233) or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Who is involved?
Police say Garwood is the chief suspect in the kidnapping and that he is currently being considered "armed and dangerous."
According to police, Garwood currently has four outstanding warrants for his arrest from throughout the GTA, including a first-degree murder warrant from July 2020.
The woman is believed to have been in a relationship with Garwood, according to Peel Police.
Outside of the kidnapping, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is also involved because an officer fired their firearm at a person during the initial altercation.
UPDATE: Peel Police said on Monday night that the woman had been located and the search for Kwami Garwood was continuing.