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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting at a Residence in London

Case Number: 16-OFD-320

Mississauga, ON (23 December, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and started an investigation into the death of a 35-year-old man who was shot by London Police Service.

Preliminary information received from the London Police Service suggests the following:
  • Just after 6:00 a.m. this morning, London Police officers were at a residence on Duchess Avenue near Edward Street.
  • There was a confrontation with a man.  
  • The man was shot.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • At least one police officer was injured.
Five 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 ex. 1935.

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