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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 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