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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Windsor

Case Number: 18-OFD-083

Mississauga, ON (21 March, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 33-year-old man this morning in Windsor.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8 a.m. on March 21, 2018, Windsor Police Service officers responded to the area of University Avenue and Ouellette Avenue in regards to a complaint of a man.
  • Shortly after, the man was found by police in the parking lot of a restaurant located at Wyandotte Street and Goyeau Street. 
  • There was an interaction between the man and officers, and the man was shot at by police and struck.
  • He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m.

At this time, six investigators and four forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow in London.

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, 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