News Release

SIU Investigating After Peel Police Officer Shoots Firearm During Man’s Arrest in Brampton

Case Number: 23-OFP-412   

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Mississauga, ON (7 October, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Peel Regional Police officer fired his gun during a struggle with a 21-year-old man in Brampton last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:48 p.m., an officer stopped the driver of a vehicle for having no rear licence plate in the area of Chamney Court, west of Kennedy Road. The vehicle was also determined to have been stolen. The officer attempted to arrest the man and he fled on foot.
  • The officer caught the man, during which there was a struggle. The man bit the officer several times.
  • The officer discharged his firearm. The bullet did not strike the man.
  • Another officer arrived and struck the man with his conducted energy weapon. The man was arrested.
  • The man was taken to hospital and was found to have no serious injuries.
One subject official and one witness official have been designated at this time. 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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES