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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Port Perry

Case Number: 16-OFD-014

Port Perry, ON (17 January, 2016) ---
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting involving a 59-year-old man.

Preliminary information indicates the following:

  • Around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, Durham Regional Police attended a house on Waterbury Crescent in Canterbury Golf Club. 
  • Police encountered a 59-year-old man.
  • There was an interaction and the man was shot.
  • The man was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

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. 

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