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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Bramalea

Case Number: 08-OFI-046

TORONTO (27 March, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned seven investigators and three forensic investigators to probe a police shooting that occurred at 6:00 p.m. in Bramalea last evening.

At 6:33 p.m. March 26, 2008, the Peel Regional Police (PRP) advised the SIU that, a number of their officers responded to a disturbance call on Alaskan Summit Cr. in Bramalea. When an officer arrived he saw a man wielding a baseball bat. The officer confronted the man. After some interaction the officer fired his pistol. The man sustained a single gunshot wound to his abdomen.

22-year-old Nirmal Bagri was taken to Brampton Civic Hospital by ambulance where he underwent surgery. Mr. Bagri is recovering in hospital.

The SIU has designated one PRP officer as a subject officer and four as witness officers.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1935.

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