News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Shot by Officer in Burlington

Case Number: 23-OFI-245   

Mississauga, ON (28 June, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 43-year-old man was shot by a Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officer last night in Burlington.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the night of June 27, 2023, HRPS officers responded to an apartment complex in the area of Dynes Road and Prospect Street to investigate a disturbance call.  
  • Officers encountered a man with a firearm.
  • There was an interaction, and one officer discharged his police-issued firearm at the man. The man was struck.
  • The man was arrested and transported by Emergency Medical Services to hospital for treatment.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. 

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