News Release

Exchange of Gunfire in Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Man in Hamilton

Case Number: 22-OFD-233   

Mississauga, ON (15 September, 2022) ---
Preliminary findings from the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) indicates an exchange of gunfire between officers and the 40-year-old man before he died in Hamilton Monday. The SIU continues to investigate this incident.

As previously released:

The SIU has identified the man and notified his family; however, as per the SIU’s policy in death cases, his next of kin did not provide consent for the SIU to release his name publicly.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m. on September 12, 2022, officers from Halton Regional Police Service and Hamilton Police Service located a man suspected to be involved in serious incidents in Mississauga and Milton in the area of York Boulevard in Hamilton.
  • There was an interaction and officers shot the man in Hamilton Cemetery near York Boulevard. Paramedics were called.
  • The man died at the scene.

At this time, two subject officials and seven witness officials from the Hamilton Police Service and two subject officials and 10 witness officials from Halton Regional Police Service have been designated. 

Seven investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem examination continues today.

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