SIU notified after Peel police shoot and injure robbery suspect in Brampton

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after Peel police shot and injured a man, 24, during a robbery investigation in Brampton on Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened in the area of Torbram Road and Williams Parkway. Peel Regional Police said they were called to the scene at 7:48 p.m. The Special Investigations Unit was called in soon afterwards.

Const. Bancroft Wright, spokesperson for Peel police, said officers from its robbery investigation bureau were monitoring three male robbery suspects, all in their mid-20s, when shots were fired. The three were in the same car.

"At some point in the monitoring, there was an interaction between the suspects and police whereby one of the suspects was shot," Wright said.

According to a statement issued by the SIU around 12 a.m. Wednesday, the shooting happened in a gas station parking lot, as officers attempted to "takedown" the vehicle. 

In a tweet, police said the suspect was shot during a traffic stop. 

The suspect who was wounded was taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. The SIU says he underwent surgery as a result of his injuries. 

Police say two other people have been arrested. 

York Regional Police were involved in the robbery investigation. Wright declined to say if the investigation started in York region.

"As you can see, it's a fairly large scene," Wright said.

Roads have been closed and motorists were urged to avoid the area.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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.

Jeremy Cohn/CBC