Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after Peel Regional Police say a robbery suspect was shot by an officer during a traffic stop in Brampton Tuesday evening.
Police said officers were called just before 7:50 p.m. to the area of Torbram Road and Williams Parkway with reports shots were fired.
A male victim was found with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A short time later after the initial report police said officers were involved in an “incident” and that robbery suspects were being investigated.
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Police said an “interaction” with police happened during a traffic stop and a suspect was then shot. A spokesperson said two men in their 20s were taken into custody while a third was transported to hospital with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.
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The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) invoked its mandate after the incident, police said.
The SIU is an independent agency that investigates the conduct of officers responding to calls that have resulted in death, serious injury, or alleged sexual assault.
Under Ontario law, police cannot provide details of interactions with officers after the SIU invokes its mandate. The police spokesperson referred additional questions to the agency. A SIU spokesperson didn’t elaborate on the circumstances leading up to the shooting and told Global News a statement was expected to be released on Wednesday.
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