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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Brampton

Case Number: 08-OFI-087

TORONTO (25 May, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances of a shooting involving officers of the Peel Regional Police Service that occurred on Sunday May 25, 2008 in Brampton.

At approximately 8.a.m. this morning, uniformed officers were conducting an investigation into stolen vehicles in the area of Bovaird Drive and Highway 10 when they spotted a stolen SUV in the parking lot of a motel. When they attempted to question a man at one of the rooms, he fled on foot through fields and into a nearby industrial site about half a kilometre away.

At that location, there was an exchange of gunfire and the man was shot and wounded. The officers were not hurt. The 23-year-old suspect is in Sunnybrook Medical Health Sciences Centre in stable condition after being treated for wounds to his chest and leg.

The SIU has assigned six investigators to this case; four of them are forensic investigators. One Peel Regional Police officer has been designated as a subject officer and four others as witness officers.

The SIU is appealing for witnesses: anyone with information is asked to call the SIU at
1-800-787-8529 or 416-622-1965.

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