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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Elliot Lake

Case Number: 20-PCD-092

Mississauga, ON (21 April, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man yesterday in Elliot Lake.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 11 a.m. on April 20, 2020, a 49-year-old man attended the probation and parole office located on Philip Walk in Elliot Lake.
  • While in the presence of Ontario Provincial Police officers, the man sustained a gunshot wound.
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. At this time, it does not appear that any police officer discharged a firearm at any time during this incident.

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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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