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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Elgin

Case Number: 05-PFD-172

TORONTO (5 November, 2005) --- Seven investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man. The deceased has been identified as Jason Steacy.

At approximately 10:40 p.m. on November 4, 2005, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a call about an unwanted man at a home in a trailer park on Patterson Boulevard in Elgin, Ontario. Officers arrived at the park and found a man suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., as the officers investigated the stabbing, they located a male suspect at another home in the trailer park. They were involved in a confrontation with the man, resulting in shots being fired. Jason Steacy was struck and died shortly after his arrival at Kingston General Hospital.

The SIU has designated one subject officer from the OPP and the investigation is continuing.

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. 

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