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News Release

Update: Man who Sustained Gunshot Wound in Petrolia Succumbs to Injuries

Case Number: 20-PCD-285

Mississauga, ON (3 November, 2020) ---
On October 26, 2020, the SIU commenced an investigation in Petrolia. At approximately 7:30 p.m. that evening, Ontario Provincial Police officers had responded to a residence for a man in distress. Hours later, the officers located the man at the rear of the property and observed that the man had sustained a gunshot wound. The 40-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment. On November 1, 2020, while in hospital, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

The SIU continues to investigate this incident. At this time, one subject officer and six witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is requesting 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