SIU Continues Investigation into Bolton Shooting
Case Number: 07-PFI-255
At 2:30 p.m. yesterday three members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Caledon detachment were called to Queen St. in Bolton in regards to a man acting in an erratic manner. The officers located the man in a plaza on Queen St. The man ran from the officers and after a brief foot-chase they caught up to him in the area of Leonard and Pearl. As the officers were interacting with the man an OPP officer discharged his pistol. The man received a single gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he was treated. His injuries are not life threatening.
The SIU has assigned five field investigators and two forensic identification technicians to probe the circumstances surrounding this occurrence. At present one OPP officer has been designated as a subject officer and three OPP officers have been designated as witness officers.
The SIU is asking that anyone who witnessed this incident to contact them at 416-622-0748 or 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.