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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting Death in London

Case Number: 08-OCD-206

TORONTO (1 October, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a London man.

On Tuesday September 30, 2008 at approximately 4:15 p.m., the London Police Service was called to a home on Millbank Drive about a distraught man. Shortly after arriving, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the backyard. During their search, they found the body of a 50-year-old man inside a garden shed. A shotgun was also recovered.

A post-mortem conducted this afternoon has determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. No suspects are being sought by the London Police Service in connection with this case; foul play is not suspected.

The SIU has designated two subject officers and four witness officers for interviews.

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