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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Hamilton

Case Number: 18-OFD-102

Hamilton, ON (3 April, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a man today in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 3, 2018, the Hamilton Police Service received calls regarding an armed man on Caledon Avenue, north of Tyrone Drive.
  • Police attended the area and became involved in an interaction with a 19-year-old man.
  • Two police officers discharged their firearms and the man was struck.
  • He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. Two subject officers and four witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Hamilton.

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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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