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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Tecumseh

Case Number: 19-PFD-134

Mississauga, ON (15 June, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 48-year-old man last night in Tecumseh.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 14, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a residence in Tecumseh in regard to a man in distress.
  • Inside the home, there was an interaction between the man and officers. One officer discharged his firearm and the man was struck.
  • The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • During the encounter, three police officers sustained injury and were taken to hospital for treatment. They have since been released from hospital.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and five witness officers have been designated. 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