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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Self-inflicted Death in Garson

Case Number: 18-OCD-273

Mississauga, ON (19 September, 2019) ---
In the evening hours of September 12, 2018, police officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service responded to a residence in Garson where a standoff was engaged with a 63-year-old man who had earlier shot his wife. Barrie Police Service officers later attended the scene after their assistance was requested. When officers entered the home, they located the man in a bedroom and deceased from a gunshot wound to the head. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent civilian 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