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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in Mississauga

Case Number: 20-OFD-005

Mississauga, ON (7 January, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting this evening in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:45 p.m. on January 7, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were in the area of Southampton Drive and Aquinas Avenue to make an arrest.
  • Officers located the person of interest – a 28-year-old man – in a vehicle.
  • There was an interaction and one officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle multiple times. 
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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