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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting Death in Oakville

Case Number: 13-OFD-276

Mississauga (18 November, 2013) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 22-year-old man early this morning in Oakville.
 
Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013, police received a call that led officers with the Halton Regional Police Service to attend a residence on Oak Springs Road;
• Officers found a man seated in a vehicle a few houses away from the residence. The man exited the vehicle and there was an interaction. Officers discharged their firearms and the man was struck. His death was pronounced shortly after midnight.

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

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1925.

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342