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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Mississauga Bank

Case Number: 19-OFI-286

Mississauga, ON (27 November, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred today at a bank in Mississauga. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:50 p.m. on November 26, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were conducting an investigation in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road. While they were conducting that investigation, they were flagged down by an individual who reported a bank robbery in progress.
  • Officers made their way to the HSBC bank located in the Mississauga Chinese Centre plaza located at 888 Dundas Street East.
  • Soon after officers entered the bank, there was an interaction with a male person.
  • An officer discharged his firearm one time, and the male was struck.
  • He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this case. Investigators are making efforts to identify the injured male.

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