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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Ottawa

Case Number: 09-OFD-090

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of man by the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) early in the evening of April 22, 2009.

The OPS contacted the SIU at 6:39 p.m. April 22, 2009 and reported that at 5:30 p.m. members of the OPS pursued a vehicle on Highway 417 in regards to a criminal investigation. The vehicle was stopped at Highway 417 and Walkley Road. Three officers interacted with a man who got out of the car. During this interaction an officer fired at least one shot and the man was struck.

The man was taken to hospital.

The SIU has four investigators and three forensic investigators en route to Ottawa to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone who may have any information on this matter is asked to contact the SIU at 416-622-1898 or toll free at 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342