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SIU Investigates Police Shooting in Sudbury

Case Number: 12-OFI-299

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Mississauga (16 October, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police shooting in Sudbury.

On Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) contacted the SIU and reported the following;

•At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15th, 2012, a GSPS officer stopped a vehicle for investigation in the area of Kathleen Street in the City of Sudbury.
•There was an interaction between the police officer and the driver of the vehicle.
•The officer discharged his firearm.
•A 34-year-old man was arrested and transported to hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.


The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342