News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Fatal Shooting in Kitchener

Case Number: 24-OFD-072   

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Mississauga, ON (20 February, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man last night in Kitchener.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 9 p.m. on February 19, 2024, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the area of Brybeck Crescent and Karn Street in Kitchener. 
  • Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered a man holding an edged weapon. 
  • There was an interaction, and one officer discharged his firearm. The man was struck.  
  • The 31-year-old man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES