Two cops wounded, man dead in Mississauga incident

Police attend a scene of a shooting in Mississauga early Saturday March 21, 2015. One person is dead and two Peel Region police officers are in hospital with serious wounds after an incident late Friday night in Mississauga, Ont. just west of Toronto.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/J. P. Moczulski

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says a 30-year-old man is dead and two Peel Regional Police officers and another civilian were wounded after an incident late Friday night in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

The Special Investigations Unit says the man was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

Peel Regional Police said Friday night that one officer was shot and the other was stabbed, and described the injuries as serious. The SIU says the injuries to the officers and the civilian are not life-life threatening.

The incident happened after police responded to a call and "interacted" with a man.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of the incident. Three subject officers and seven witness officers have been designated.

The agency wants to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.


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