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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man in Collingwood

Case Number: 20-PFD-225

Mississauga, ON (9 September, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 29-year-old man today in Collingwood.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on September 9, 2020, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attended a residence on Third Street for a report of a barricaded man.
  • As officers were setting up the perimeter, the man exited the residence. He was in possession of a firearm.
  • There was an interaction between officers and the man, with one officer deploying his conducted energy weapon. When this proved to be ineffective, the same officer discharged his firearm at the man.
  • The man was struck. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and 10 witness officers have been designated. A post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Toronto.

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