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News Release

SIU Investigates Police Shooting in Sudbury

Case Number: 12-OFI-299

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 arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342