News Release

UPDATE: Man Who Sustained Gunshot Wound in Cambridge has Died

Case Number: 19-OCD-087   

Mississauga, ON (28 April, 2019) ---
A 39-year-old man who was being investigated yesterday by the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has died. He was pronounced dead in hospital today at 10:33 a.m. At the request of next of kin, the Unit is not releasing the man’s identity at this time. This is in accordance with the SIU’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding what transpired yesterday. Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11 a.m. on April 27, 2019, WRPS officers attended a gas station parking lot located at 345 Franklin Boulevard after receiving information that a person of interest was there, in a vehicle.
  • At some point, the person of interest – a man – drove his vehicle into a nearby wooded area.
  • A short time later, officers located the man. He had sustained a gunshot wound.
 
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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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