Members of the Peel Regional Police Intimate Partner Violence Unit have charged a 47-year-old man with numerous charges concerning a violent incident in the City of Mississauga.
On Monday, March 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Peel Regional Police received a 9-1-1 call for a disturbance in a residential neighbourhood in the area of Southampton Drive and Eglinton Avenue West in the City of Mississauga.
Upon arrival, police located a woman outside a residence with apparent signs of trauma. She was transported to a trauma centre, where she remains in life-threatening condition.
Two children, both under the age of 12, were also assessed by Peel Paramedics. Both were transported to a local hospital then transported the older child to a trauma centre in serious, stable, non-life-threatening condition. The younger child had no physical injuries.
At the residence, police had an interaction with a male suspect, and an officer discharged their firearm.
A 47-year-old man from Mississauga was taken into custody and transported to a trauma centre with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. He has been charged with:
- Attempted Murder x 3
- Aggravated Assault x 3
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x 3
- Utter Threats x 3
He was held for a bail hearing and appeared remotely before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. He was remanded into custody.
“This incident has had a devastating impact on the survivors of yesterday’s events as well as those who witnessed the incident, community members and first responders. Peel Regional Police is committed to working alongside our community partners and organizations to provide awareness, resources and support to survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, whether they have been identified or not. We can all work together to amplify helpful, available resources and accessible, safe spaces to report incidents of domestic violence. “ said Nick Milinovich, Deputy Chief of Investigative and Emergency Services.
“Our Intimate Partner Violence Unit investigators have been involved with this case since the onset of it occurring. Our team has worked collaboratively with our community partners to ensure wrap-around supports and services are in place for the female survivor and her children. We will continue to engage with her and her children as they continue to heal.” said Inspector Lisa Hewison, Officer in Charge of Crimes Against Persons.
If you know someone or are someone who is a survivor of intimate partner violence in the Region of Peel, the following hyperlinked resources are available to seek help and guidance: Region of Peel , Safe Centre of Peel , Peel Regional Police , Victim Services of Peel .
The Ontario Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate concerning the interaction between police and the suspect. Any questions about their investigation can be directed to them. Follow the hyperlink to the SIU media release.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the Intimate Partner Violence Unit at 905-453–2121, extension 4990. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).