Thunder Bay Homicide Suspect Michael Cleghorn Sought in Toronto Shooting

Police are seeking Michael Cleghorn for a number of charges in Thunder Bay and Toronto
Police are seeking Michael Cleghorn for a number of charges in Thunder Bay and Toronto as well as in a shooting incident August 14, 2019 in Mississauga

TORONTO – NEWS – A suspect in a June 2017 homicide in Thunder Bay was involved in a shooting in Mississauga, Ontario on Tuesday. Michael Cleghorn who was named as a suspect in a homicide on Marks Street in Thunder Bay was never captured here.

Region of Peel– Investigators with the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking assistance from the public in locating a man wanted for attempt murder after a shooting that occurred in Mississauga.

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police responded to the area of Apple Blossom Circle in relation to a dispute involving weapons. Upon police arrival a female victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds. The male suspect involved had fled the scene but was located by officers in the area of Sandford Farm Drive and Stargazer Drive in Mississauga. An altercation took place between the suspect and the officers when the suspect fled in an officer’s police vehicle. The police vehicle was located a short distance away after the suspect abandoned it. The suspect has since stolen a second vehicle, a 2013 white Hyundai Sante Fe SUV with license plate AYVL 950.

The Hyundai Sante Fe and the suspect are still outstanding.

Investigation has identified the suspect as Michael Cleghorn, a 31 year-old man with no fixed address.

Michael Cleghorn is described as male, black, medium complexion, 6’2” and 180 pounds.

It is unknown if Michael Cleghorn has suffered any injuries from this incident. He may attempt to seek medical treatment.

Michael Cleghorn should not be approached and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Special Investigations Unit has assumed responsibility for the investigation and any further inquiries should be directed to them.

Anyone with any information about this incident or on the location of Michael Cleghorn is asked to contact our investigators at 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1133.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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