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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in London

Case Number: 09-OFI-006

TORONTO (2 July, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of man by the London Police Service (LPS).

The LPS contacted the SIU at 2:54 p.m. today. The LPS advised the SIU that earlier today officers of the LPS were involved in an investigation on Oakville Avenue. Sometime during the investigation officers interacted with a 26-year-old man. During the interaction at least one shot was fired and the man was struck. The man was transported to Victoria Hospital in London where he is presently undergoing surgery.

The SIU has assigned six investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident. Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

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. 

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