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News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer in Brampton

Case Number: 20-OFD-075

Mississauga, ON (6 April, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal police-involved shooting today of a 26-year-old man in Brampton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 6 p.m. on April 6, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Sawston Circle in relation to a domestic situation.
  • Soon after arriving at the scene, officers encountered a 26-year-old man. There was an interaction which included the discharge of conducted energy weapons by two officers.
  • One officer then discharged his firearm multiple times.
  • The man was struck. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

At this time, four 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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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