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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Police Shooting in Brampton

Case Number: 14-OFD-215

Mississauga (25 September, 2014) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a fatal police shooting in Brampton that occurred on Wednesday September 24th, 2014 on Queen Street near Kennedy Road.

Preliminary information indicates the following:

  • Peel Regional Police officers in a marked police cruiser stopped a motor vehicle on Queen Street east of Kennedy Road in Brampton at approximately 10:04 PM for investigation.
  • There was an interaction between one of the occupants of the vehicle and the police.
  • An officer discharged his firearm and the male person was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.  Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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. 

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