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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting at Plaza in Mississauga

Case Number: 17-OFD-193

Mississauga, ON (27 July, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred overnight at a plaza in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 1:50 a.m., Peel Regional Police received a call about a robbery at a gas station in a plaza at Creditview Road and Britannia Road in Mississauga. 
  • The initial call indicated three young males involved in the robbery.
  • Before police officers arrived, two of the young males fled in a grey vehicle.
  • The third young male attempted to rob another establishment.  He also attempted – but was unable – to enter three vehicles with persons inside those vehicles.
  • When police officers arrived, they located the young male outside the bank in the plaza.
  • There was an interaction and one police officer discharged a firearm.  
  • The young male – who is 15-years-old – was rushed to hospital.  He is currently in serious but stable condition.     
    
Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

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 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. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897