Fugitive Wanted In 1969 Shooting of Chicago Officer Arrested in Toronto


TORONTO (CP) -- A fugitive wanted by U.S. authorities in connection with the 1969 shooting of a police officer is in custody after being arrested Tuesday in Toronto, the Immigration Task Force said Wednesday.

Joseph Pannell, 55, is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Chicago for the attempted murder of a Chicago police officer which left the victim paralysed 30 years ago, the task force said in a statement.

The task force arrested Pannell and took him into custody on Tuesday at a Toronto location where authorities believed he was working under an assumed name.

Pannell, who is from the U.S., is facing possible extradition but remains in custody, the statement said.

The task force comprises members from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency and Provincial Repeat Offenders Parole Enforcement, members from the Ontario

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