News Release

Charges not Warranted in Relation to Shooting Death of Man at Burlington Gas Station

Case Number: 18-OFD-283

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SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Burlington

Mississauga, ON (6 June, 2019) ---
On September 22, 2018, Halton Regional Police Service officers and Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a gas station in Burlington with the belief that a man who had fled a collision scene was there. When officers located the man inside the gas station’s washroom, they asked him to exit but he refused. An exchange of gunfire ensued, and the man was killed. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in this case.

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
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342