News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Oakville Police-Involved Fatal Shooting

Case Number: 24-OFD-098   

Mississauga, ON (5 July, 2024) ---
In the early morning of March 2, 2024, the Halton Regional Police Service received a 911 call from a resident of a house in Oakville. The caller reported that a man was stabbing another resident of the house. The caller struck the man across the head with a frying pan, but the attack continued. At that point, the caller had left the residence to call 911. Officers arrived on scene and entered the home. Officers ordered the man to get off the resident, but the man continued his attack. One officer discharged his firearm five times, and another officer discharged seven rounds. The 29-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision)

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