News Release

SIU Continues to Investigate Police-involved Shooting Death of Moses Erhirhie in Markham

Case Number: 22-OFD-020   

Mississauga, ON (9 June, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the police-involved shooting death of 35-year-old Moses Erhirhie in January. The SIU is awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination prior to the conclusion of the investigation. 

To date, SIU investigators have:
  • Interviewed eight witness officials
  • Interviewed three civilian witnesses 
  • Analyzed video surveillance
  • Conducted forensic analysis on involved vehicles, police-issued firearm
As previously released by the SIU, preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:15 p.m. on January 21, 2022, a York Regional Police officer on patrol came upon a man outside a vehicle in a shopping plaza at Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 in Markham. There was an interaction and the man was shot.
  • He was taken to hospital where he died. 
The SIU continues to ask 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: 

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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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES