News Release

Update on SIU Investigation into Shooting Death of Man in Stoney Creek

Case Number: 23-OFD-203   

Mississauga, ON (30 May, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 57-year-old man this weekend in Stoney Creek.

As of today:
  • Six investigators and four forensic investigators from the SIU have been assigned to the case. The scene is still being held by the SIU.
  • One subject official and seven witness officials have been designated.
  •  A canvass of the area in an attempt to locate evidence and potential witnesses is ongoing. Video footage was retrieved and is being analyzed.
  • Five firearms were collected from the residence, and one police-issued firearm was collected belonging to the subject official. These will be forwarded to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for further examination. 
  • A post-mortem was conducted today on the man who was shot by police.

At the request of family, the Unit is not releasing the man’s name. This is in accordance with the SIU’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin.

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