SIU confirms investigation in Mississauga, after officer fired shot at disturbance call

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Published March 7, 2022 at 5:24 pm

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Ontario’s police watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances as to why a responding Peel officer shot his gun during a disturbance call in Mississauga where two adults and two children were injured.

As reported earlier by InSauga, Peel Regional Police responded to a “weapons dangerous” call shortly after 10 a.m. at a home in the Eglinton Ave. W./Southampton Dr. area, west of Winston Churchill Boulevard. Police say that a seriously injured woman and seriously injured child were transported to hospital, while a two-year-old child was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Ontario Special Investigation Unit (SIU) said that one officer ” discharged his firearm” during an interaction with a 47-year-old man, whose injuries are also considered serious. That has led the SIU to open an investigation.

“The man is not believed to have been struck with a bullet,” said an SIU media release that was sent shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. “The man was arrested and taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

The man at one point during the call was naked and armed with a hammer and knife. The SIU had previously said the nature and extent of his physical injuries were “undisclosed.”

The SIU has a mandate to investigate whenever police are involved in a death, serious injury, or allegation of sexual assault. It says that 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 siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php.

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