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News Release

SIU Investigating Discharge of Firearm by Police Officer in Mississauga

Case Number: 19-OFI-192

Mississauga, ON (13 August, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred today in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2:45 p.m. on August 13, 2019, officers with Peel Regional Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of White Clover Way and Mavis Road for a weapons-related call.
  • Officers witnessed an interaction between a woman and a 29-year-old man, and then the man fled on foot.
  • On Sandford Farm Drive, the man entered an unoccupied police cruiser. As he drove away, a police officer discharged his firearm at the cruiser.
  • The man abandoned the cruiser on Idlewilde Crescent, stole a civilian vehicle and fled the scene.

While the man has not yet been located, evidence in the cruiser indicates the man may have sustained an injury.

Two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to 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 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