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Update: Man who Sustained Gunshot Wound in London Succumbs to Injury

Case Number: 21-OCI-056   

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Mississauga, ON (26 February, 2021) ---
On February 22, 2021, the SIU commenced an investigation in London. At approximately 10:30 a.m. that day, London Police Service officers attended Greenway Park to locate a 24-year-old man who was reported to be in distress. Soon after arriving, officers located the man who was in possession of a firearm. Police made attempts to negotiate with him. Shortly after, he sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital for treatment. On February 23, 2021, while in hospital, the man succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased. 

The SIU continues to investigate this incident. At this time, one subject official and 16 witness officials have been designated.

Based on the preliminary information, it does not appear that any officer discharged a firearm. The post-mortem occurred this afternoon in London. 

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 an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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