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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Ottawa

Case Number: 17-OFI-255

Mississauga, ON (12 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred this evening in Ottawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 6:15 p.m. on September 12, 2017, Ottawa Police Service officers were working in the area of  Bangs Street and Brittany Drive.
  • There was an interaction between officers and two males, and two of the officers discharged their firearms.
  • Both males sustained injuries and were treated. They are both back in police custody.
Four investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342