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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Nipigon

Case Number: 16-PFD-294

Mississauga, ON (26 November, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal police shooting that occurred this evening in Nipigon.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a home in Nipigon.
  • Upon arrival, officers encountered a man and there was an interaction. One officer discharged his firearm, striking the man. 
  • The man was transported to Nipigon District Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314. 

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