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News Release

SIU Investigating Police Shooting at Scene of Homicide in Peterborough

Case Number: 16-OFI-079

Peterborough, ON (19 March, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 25-year-old man at the scene of a homicide in Peterborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around 11:45 p.m., Peterborough Police Service received a call about an assault at a residence on Middlefield Road.
  • Officers arrived and encountered a 25-year-old man with a knife.
  • Shots were fired and the man was wounded.  
  • He was rushed to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and then transported by ambulance to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.  He underwent emergency surgery and is currently in the intensive care unit.
  • The body of a deceased woman was found at the scene.
    
Five investigators and two 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. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897