News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Vaughan

Case Number: 22-OFD-319   

Mississauga, ON (19 December, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 73-year-old man in Vaughan last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:20 p.m. on December 18, York Regional Police officers were dispatched to a condo building at 9235 Jane Street, near Rutherford Road, for a shooting in progress.
  • There was an interaction between an officer and the armed man in the building. The officer fired his gun and struck the man. Paramedics were called and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
  • Five people were located deceased in the building. A sixth person was taken to hospital.
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow. One subject official has been designated at this time.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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

Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES