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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Malton

Case Number: 20-OFD-144

Mississauga, ON (20 June, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old man who was shot by a Peel Regional Police officer on June 20, 2020.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5 p.m. on June 20, 2020, Peel Regional Police officers attended an apartment unit at 3425 Morningstar Drive to check on the well-being of a man.
  • The man barricaded himself inside the unit, and for a period, officers were able to communicate with the man.
  • Shortly after communication stopped, officers breached the door and entered the unit. An interaction occurred which included officers deploying a conducted energy weapon at the man, as well as firing plastic projectiles from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield. When these had no effect, an officer discharged a firearm and the man was struck.
  • The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Six investigators and three 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