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SIU investigating after robbery suspect shot at traffic stop in Brampton

Last Updated Jul 1, 2020 at 7:08 am EDT

A Peel police cruiser is seen at the scene of a police involved shooting in Brampton on June 30, 2020. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

The province’s police watchdog is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police involved shooting in Brampton on Tuesday evening.

According to the Special Investigations Unit, the incident began as a carjacking in York Region.

Peel Police Const. Bancroft Wright said investigators from the robbery investigation bureau of both Peel and York regional police were involved in monitoring three male robbery suspects in a vehicle.

Peel police then attempted to takedown the vehicle at a gas station parking lot in the area of Torbram Road and Williams Parkway around 7:45 p.m.

Wright says at some point during that monitoring, an interaction took place between the suspects and police and one suspect was shot.

The SIU confirms a firearm was discharged by a Peel police officer and a 24-year-old man from the vehicle was struck.

The suspect was taken to a trauma centre in non-life threatening condition. The two other suspects were taken into custody.

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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