Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Brantford

Numéro du dossier: 19-OFI-177

Mississauga, ON (31 juillet 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting injuries sustained by a 48-year-old man today in Brantford.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10 a.m. on July 31, 2019, Brantford Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence on Ava Road after receiving a call from a man in distress.
  • Upon the officers arriving at the residence, the man drove away in a vehicle and the officers followed him to the area of Pearl Street and St. James Street.
  • Soon after the man exited the vehicle, there was an interaction and two officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck multiple times.
  • He was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He is in critical condition.

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.
 
The SIU is urging 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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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