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

Case Number: 18-OCD-273

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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Sudbury

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