Investigation continues in alleged murder of OPP officer after two indicted

Ontario Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique speaks to the media during a press conference at the Haldimand OPP Detachment in Cayuga, Ontario, December 28, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Nick Iwanyshyn)

Ontario police continue to investigate the alleged murder of a police officer who police say was ambushed while answering a phone call.

The police say Konst. Grzegorz “Greg” Pierzchala was shot Tuesday afternoon when he reacted to a car in a ditch on the west side of Hagersville, Ontario, and got there.

Randall McKenzie, 25, and Brandi Crystal Lyn Stewart-Sperry, 30, have each been charged with first-degree murder.

Police say Mackenzie has been banned for life and was charged in 2021 with several gun crimes and assaults on security personnel.

A warrant was issued for this arrest, and additional charges were filed after he failed to appear in court in September.

According to the OPP, 28-year-old Pierzchala has been in the army for over a year and has been patrolling independently since April.

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