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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Mississauga

Case Number: 08-OFD-271

TORONTO (21 December, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man by an officer of the Peel Regional Police.

At approximately 1 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at an apartment building on Helene Street (#28), northwest of Highway 10 and Lakeshore Road in Mississauga. A woman called the emergency line to report a man causing a disturbance on his 5th floor balcony by yelling and throwing items down to the parking lot below. During a confrontation with police in the hallway by the stairwell, the man was fatally shot by an officer. The SIU recovered two knives at the scene of the shooting. No officers were injured.

The SIU is attempting to positively identify the man and to locate next-of-kin. A post-mortem has not yet been scheduled.

Seven SIU staff, including four field investigators and three forensic investigators, are looking into the sequence of events that resulted in the shooting.

Anyone, who may have either witnessed any part of this incident or who may have any information about it, is asked to call the SIU at 416-622-1957.

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