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News Release

UPDATE RE: Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Brampton

Case Number: 20-OFD-075

Mississauga, ON (8 April, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal police-involved shooting of a 26-year-old man earlier this week in Brampton. One subject officer and four witness officers have been designated. A post-mortem was conducted this morning in Toronto.

The preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:30 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 entering the home and going into the kitchen, officers encountered a 26-year-old man. There was an interaction which included the discharge of CEWs by two officers.
  • One officer then discharged his firearm multiple times.
  • The man was struck. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

From the scene, SIU investigators have recovered a knife, two conducted energy weapons (CEWs) and firearm-related evidence. The SIU is also in possession of the subject officer’s firearm. Interviews with civilian witnesses and police witnesses have taken place and are ongoing.

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