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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Hamilton

Case Number: 09-OFI-015

TOTONTO (24 January, 2009) --- Eight investigators, including three forensic identification investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding a police shooting involving the Hamilton Police Service.

The SIU was notified that on Friday, January 23, 2009 at approximately 9:04 PM a robbery occurred at the Tim Horton’s at Stone Church Road and Upper James Street. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that they abandoned in the area of Elcho Street and Wycliffe Avenue. There was a confrontation with police in which shots were fired. One of the male persons was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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. 

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