Fearing for his life, a Peel officer fired at the driver of a stolen vehicle speeding toward him on the QEW, police say.


The driver, who later stole two more vehicles, remains at large as does a stolen 2003 burgundy Cadillac Escalade.


Sunday afternoon’s incident resulted in the closing of the westbound QEW between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Trafalgar Road for several hours.


The incident began when a plainclothes officer spotted a suspicious Yukon Denali in the Mavis Road-Highway 403 area in Mississauga.


The officer the driver tried to knock down wasn’t injured, police said.

Few details about the suspect are being released other than he has dark hair and wore sunglasses. Police are anxious to speak with witnesses or anyone who might know of the man’s whereabouts.


  • Initial reports suggested the man might be fugitive Jesse Imeson, suspected of killing an elderly couple in Grand Bend and a bartender in Windsor. “We have no reason to believe the person involved in Sunday’s incident is that person,” said Peel Const. Jodi Dawson.