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Media Release

Release Date: September 16th, 2020 - 1:08pm

Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224

Contact: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 extension 5224

Location: Halton Region


Media Invite: Update to June 30, 2020 Homicide in Rural Milton

​The Halton Regional Police Service will be hosting a media conference on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters located at 2485 North Service Road West in Oakville. During the conference, an update will be provided into the investigation of this homicide.

Please be advised that COVID-19 health and safety measures will be in place:

  • Anyone who is experiencing symptoms, has been in contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and/or has tested positive for COVID-19, or anyone who has returned from outside Canada in the last 14 days is asked to not attend. 
  • Per Regional Municipality of Halton By-law 47-20, it is mandatory for all attendees to wear a face covering or non-medical mask when inside our building.
  • Physical distancing between attendees must be maintained.
  • Attendees will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry, and when they leave.
  • There will be a mandatory sign-in sheet at the entrance to our Community Room, where you will be asked to provide your name, the name of your media outlet, and a contact number where you can be reached in the event that contact tracing is required.

    Due to space constraints in our Community Room, a limited number of media outlets will be permitted to attend. We encourage attendees to RSVP by email at the earliest opportunity. We ask that each media agency sends no more than two representatives.

    RSVP to: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca

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    ORIGINAL RELEASE:

    Police Investigate Homicide in Milton

    The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has identified the deceased male found in Milton on June 30, 2020 as a 16 year-old male from Brampton. The victim was found by a passerby near the intersection Guelph Line and No. 10 Side Road. He died as a result of a gunshot wound.

    At this request of the family police will not be releasing the name of the victim.

    Investigators have ruled his death to be a homicide and it is being investigated by the HRPS Homicide Unit with assistance from Peel Regional Police.

    Investigators are appealing to members of the public for dash cam or home or business surveillance video from the area of Guelph Line north of the 401 to No. 10 Side Road, in Milton between the hours of 8:00PM Monday, June 29 to 6:00AM Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

    If you have any video during that timeframe, you are asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

    Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers' at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

    "On behalf of the Halton Regional Police service I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young man. We mourn this tragic loss alongside you, and with you.

    Together with Peel Regional Police, we commit to applying all available resources to investigate this tragic crime. Gun violence continues to take far too great a toll on our communities throughout the GTA and beyond.

    It is imperative that we within policing identify and bring to justice those who choose the lifestyle of gun violence. The Halton Regional Police Service pledges to ensure that those responsible for this senseless murder are identified and brought to justice. Only then can our communities begin to heal, and our citizens feel the security they deserve," said Halton Regional Police Service Chief Stephen Tanner.

    "On behalf of Peel Regional Police, I'd like to extend sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.  It was a senseless act of violence which stole a 16 year old from his family and our community.

    This tragic incident represents an unfortunate reality of violence which is entirely too common across the GTA.  As Chief of PRP, I refuse to accept this reality locally or outside of our jurisdiction.  In keeping with that commitment, I have allocated additional resources to assist the HRPS in this investigation. While this is a Halton Police investigation, the victim was a member of our community here in Peel Region.

    I urge anyone with any information on this tragic incident to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers. We are stronger as a community and together we will pursue those responsible for his death," said Peel Regional Police Chief, Nishan Duraiappah.

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