SIU investigating after teenage bank robbery suspect shot by police in Mississauga
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a bank robbery suspect was shot by police in Mississauga.
The SIU says that at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were conducting an investigation in the Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road area when they were flagged down by an individual who reported a bank robbery in progress.
The SIU says officers made their way to the HSBC bank in the Mississauga Chinese Centre plaza (888 Dundas Street East) and had an “interaction” with a male shortly after entering the bank.
The SIU says that an officer discharged his firearm one time, and the male was struck. He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery. He remains in hospital in stable condition.
Global News reports that the suspect is under the age of 18.
Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this case. Investigators are making efforts to identify the injured male.
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.