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News Release

Update: SIU Continues Investigation into Kitchener Shooting

Case Number: 17-OFI-042

Mississauga, ON (3 March, 2017) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding a shooting injury sustained by a 39-year-old Cambridge man yesterday in Kitchener.

In a news release yesterday, The SIU wrote, “There was an interaction between the officer and the 39-year-old driver of the vehicle. The officer’s firearm was discharged, and the man was struck in the torso. At some point during the interaction, the officer also deployed a conducted energy weapon.”

This statement was based on preliminary information. As a result of obtaining further information during the course of the investigation, the SIU is still investigating who deployed the conducted energy weapon, and the exact timeline of events.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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