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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting Death in Oakville

Case Number: 12-OFD-015

Mississauga (12 January, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in Oakville today.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) contacted the SIU and reported the following:
• At approximately 11:45 a.m. today, an individual was noticed causing damage in the parking lot of 20 Division in Oakville;
• Officers went outside to deal with the issue;
• There was an interaction between officers and the man, and he was fatally shot by police.

The SIU has assigned seven investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-641-1872 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1872.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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