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News Release

SIU Updates Shooting in Malton

Case Number: 07-OFI-241

TORONTO (25 November, 2007) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to examine the circumstances of a shooting that occurred on November 24, 2007, involving the Peel Regional Police (PRP).

At approximately 4:55 p.m. yesterday evening, four PRP officers were involved in a confrontation with a 44-year-old man inside a convenience store at 4369 Brandon Gate Drive in Malton. The man was shot by two PRP officers and taken to hospital where he is currently in serious but stable condition.

SIU investigators have designated two subject officers and three witness officers from the PRP. They are continuing to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 ext 1935.

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. 

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