News Release

SIU Investigating After Woman Shot by Police Officer in Mississauga

Case Number: 20-OFI-109

Mississauga, ON (11 May, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred last night in Mississauga.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on May 10, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers attended a residence on Ledbury Crescent in Mississauga for a domestic call.
  • Upon arriving, officers located a man and a woman on a front porch of a residence. An interaction ensued between the officers and the individuals.
  • Two of the officers discharged their conducted energy weapons. Following that, one of the officers discharged her firearm.
  • A 34-year-old woman was struck. She was transported to hospital for treatment.

At this time, four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and four witness officers have been designated.

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 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