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News Release

SIU Investigating Firearm Death of Male in Burk’s Falls

Case Number: 14-PCD-157

Mississauga (16 July, 2014) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 54-year-old man in Burk’s Falls this morning. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Almaguin Highlands detachment were contacted about a man with a firearm. 
  • The man suffered a firearm injury and was taken to Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site.
  • He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2293.

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. 

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