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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Red Lake

Case Number: 14-PFI-034

Mississauga (9 February, 2014) ---

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting injury of a 23-year-old female last night in Red Lake.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014, OPP officers had responded to a disturbance call to an apartment on Pine Road in Red Lake for a second time;
• The 23-year-old female occupant refused to open the door for the officers;
• Following discussions with the female the apartment door was forced open. An interaction occurred between the female and officers resulting in an officer discharging a firearm. The female was struck and has since been airlifted to a hospital in Winnipeg.
• The wound was not believed to be life threatening.

The SIU has assigned four 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 1-800-787-8529 extension 1860.

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. 

Steven Gibbons, Steven.Gibbons@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342