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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Mississauga

Case Number: 19-OCD-206

Mississauga, ON (25 August, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man today in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10 a.m. on August 25, 2019, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Edgeleigh Avenue in regards to a domestic situation.
  • Prior to the arrival of police, a 27-year-old man left the residence.
  • With the help of the canine unit, officers located the man in the backyard of a residence on Ogden Avenue.
  • While officers were present, the man sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officer discharged a firearm.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and three witness officers have been designated. 

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