At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to an incident at a gas station located at 875 Appleby Line in Burlington.
Two Halton Police officers were injured during this incident and have been transported to hospital where they are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. They are said to be in good spirits.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate, and are investigating. The man in question left a bathroom inside the station. He exchanged gunfire with officers, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The SIU asks anyone with information on this incident to contact the lead investigator at: 1-800-787-8529. Anyone with video on the incident is asked to upload to the SIU’s website.
Update: 24/9/2018: One Officer Released from Hospital
HRPS released an update on the injured officers. One has been released from hospital, and they expect the other to be released in the coming days.
Police Chief Stephen Tanner says his force is grateful for the support given by the community. “The outpouring of support and concern for all of the men and women who serve the community of Halton has been overwhelming. Please know that we hear you, and we can’t thank you enough,” he said.