News Release

SIU Investigating After Police Officers Discharge Firearm at Man in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OFP-096   

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Mississauga, ON (28 March, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after two Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers discharged their firearms at a man early this morning in Brampton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3 a.m. on March 28, 2021, PRP officers were dispatched to a residence on Adventura Road for reports of a woman screaming.
  • Upon arrival, officers breached the door of the residence. They followed the sounds of screams, which led them to the garage. 
  • Inside the garage, officers encountered a man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and a woman in the back seat.
  • There was an interaction, and two officers discharged their firearms in the direction of the vehicle.
  • While still in the vehicle, the man managed to flee from the garage with the woman still inside.

At this time, it is not known whether the man was struck by gunfire. However, the SIU’s mandate was invoked as per the Special Investigations Unit Act because a police officer discharged a firearm at a person. 

Two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. At this time, two subject officials, three witness officials and one service employee witness have been designated.

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.

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, 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