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 an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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