News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer in Brampton

Case Number: 20-OFD-075

Mississauga, ON (6 April, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal police-involved shooting today of a 26-year-old man in Brampton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 6, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Sawston Circle in relation to a domestic situation.
  • Soon after arriving at the scene, officers encountered a 26-year-old man. There was an interaction which included the discharge of conducted energy weapons by two officers.
  • One officer then discharged his firearm multiple times.
  • The man was struck. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

At this time, four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342