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News Release

Update: SIU Continues Investigation into Malton Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

Case Number: 20-OFD-144

Mississauga, ON (21 June, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old man last night in Malton. During an interaction with police at the man’s home, an officer discharged his firearm at the man multiple times, and the man was struck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At the request of the family, the Unit is not releasing the man’s name. This is in accordance with the SIU’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin.

As of today:
  • Six investigators and three forensic investigators from the SIU have been assigned to the case.
  • One subject officer and nine witness officers – all from Peel Regional Police – have been designated.
  • SIU investigators have completed a canvass of the area in an attempt to locate evidence and potential witnesses. Several witnesses have been interviewed, and the SIU is in possession of video footage.
  • From the scene, SIU investigators collected a police-issued firearm, a conducted energy weapon and an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield, as well as evidence associated with those use of force options. A knife was also recovered from the scene.
  • A post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow in Toronto.

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 working diligently to ensure the investigation is concluded, and its findings released, as expeditiously as possible. Until such time, we ask for the public’s continued patience, and to avoid making any premature conclusions.  

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