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SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Brampton

Case Number: 06-OFD-069

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TORONTO (18 April, 2006) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the fatal shooting of a 54-year-old man by a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer.

On April 17, 2006, at about 11:30 p.m., the PRP was notified about a man inside a home who was wanted on warrants for various offences. As a result, two PRP officers responded to the home at 25 Rambler Drive in Brampton. The officers entered the home and became involved in a confrontation with the man, resulting in shots being fired by one officer. The man was struck and taken to Peel Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 1:00 a.m. on April 18th.

Eight investigators from the SIU have been assigned to probe the circumstances of the police shooting. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and there is no further information available at this time.

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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