Teenage bank robbery suspect shot, SIU investigating – CityNews

Teenage bank robbery suspect shot, SIU investigating - CityNews
SIU investigating after armed suspect, 16, shot by police inside Mississauga bank
The province’s Special Investigation’s Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate after a teenage bank robbery suspect was shot in Mississauga on Tuesday evening.

The SIU says Peel police officers were conducting an investigation in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road shortly before 4 p.m. when they were flagged down by a person who reported a bank robbery in progress.

Ontarios Special Investigations Unit was called as a result of the suspect suffering a gunshot wound. Police responded to a bank robbery at an HSBC Bank near Dundas Street and Haines Road just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers made their way to an HSBC bank in the Mississauga Chinese Centre plaza on Dundas Street East.

Soon after, officers entered the bank and confronted a 16-year-old male and there was an interaction between them.

One of the officers shot once, and the suspect was hit. He was taken to hospital and underwent surgery and remains there in stable condition.

Police didnt releasing further information at this time. Nearby roads were open, but entry to the plaza at 888 Dundas St. E. was closed.

Police cannot confirm if anything was stolen from the bank or if the suspect had a weapon. They do not believe there are any other suspects.

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

Police cant confirm whether or not the suspect was armed when he was shot by an officer, after allegedly attempting to rob a bank in Mississauga. We know suspect is under 18 & in life threatening condition. @SIUOntario spokesperson meeting us at the scene shortly. @CityNews pic.twitter.com/XkcoEECRZx

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A 16-year-old robbery suspect is in stable condition in hospital after being shot by police inside a bank in Mississauga Tuesday evening, the provinces police watchdog says.

Officers with Peel Regional Police were conducting an investigation in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road at around 3:50 p.m. when a civilian approached them and notified them that there was a bank robbery in progress nearby.

Officers then responded to an HSBC branch at the Mississauga Chinese Centre plaza near Dundas Street and Haines Road.

Soon after the officers entered the bank, there was an interaction with a male person. One officer discharged his firearm and the male was struck, Special Investigations Unit Spokesperson Monica Hudon told reporters at the scene.

An interaction took place between the officer and this young person and the suspect did suffer a gunshot wound. They are currently in custody and have been transported to a trauma centre, possibly in life threatening condition, she said.

Hudon later confirmed that the suspect underwent surgery and is in stable condition. She said there is no information so far about his name or age.

There were 10 employees inside the bank at the time of the shooting, Hudon said. She couldnt immediately confirm how many customers were inside at the time. No other injuries were reported.

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to probe the shooting, Hudon said.

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

The SIU is asking anyone with video or information about the incident to get in touch with their investigators.