Two Halton officers cleared by provincial investigators after killing suspect in Oakville

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Published July 5, 2024 at 4:36 pm

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Two Halton police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing after a suspect was shot and killed on March 2 in Oakville.

Joseph Martino, director of The Special Investigations Unit, which investigates any time a police firearm is discharged, determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death.

According to the final report of the SIU, Halton Police received a 9-1-1 call from a resident of a house in Oakville.

The caller reported that a man was stabbing another resident of the house.

The caller struck the man across the head with a frying pan, but the attack continued.

At that point, the caller had left the residence to call 911.

Officers arrived on scene and entered the home, ordering the man to get off the resident, but the man continued his attack.

One officer discharged his firearm five times, and another officer discharged seven rounds. The 29-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene.

No one involved in the shooting, including police officers and the deceased, have been identified by either Halton Regional Police Service or the SIU.

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