Ontario Provincial Police continue to investigate the alleged murder of an officer who police say was ambushed while responding to a call.
Police say Const. Grzegorz “Greg” Pierzchala responded to a vehicle in a ditch west of Hagersville, Ont., Tuesday afternoon and was fatally shot when he got there.
Twenty-five-year-old Randall McKenzie and 30-year-old Brandi Crystal Lyn Stewart-Sperry are each facing a charge of first-degree murder in his death.
Police say McKenzie was under a lifetime firearms prohibition and had been charged in 2021 with several firearms offences and assaulting a peace officer.
A warrant had been issued for this arrest and additional charges were laid after he failed to show up for a court appearance in September.
OPP say the 28-year-old Pierzchala had been with the force for just over a year and had been patrolling independently since April.