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News Release

July 9, 2020 Update: Man Who was Shot by Police Officers in Hamilton has Died

Case Number: 20-OFD-166

Mississauga, ON (9 July, 2020) ---
On July 7, 2020, the SIU commenced an investigation into a police-involved shooting in Hamilton. As a result of the shooting, a 42-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. While in hospital, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on July 8, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. 

The SIU continues to investigate this incident. At this time, two subject officers have been designated, and the four designated witness officers have been interviewed.

The SIU is requesting 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 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