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News Release

Charges not Warranted in Relation to Shooting Death of Man at Burlington Gas Station

Case Number: 18-OFD-283

Mississauga, ON (6 June, 2019) ---
On September 22, 2018, Halton Regional Police Service officers and Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a gas station in Burlington with the belief that a man who had fled a collision scene was there. When officers located the man inside the gas station’s washroom, they asked him to exit but he refused. An exchange of gunfire ensued, and the man was killed. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in this case.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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