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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Midland

Case Number: 09-OFD-025

TORONTO (3 February, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of man by the Midland Police Service (MPS) earlier today.

The MPS contacted the SIU at 5:22 p.m. The MPS advised that just before 5:00 p.m. two officers responded to Scott Street in regards to a 9-1-1 call. When the officers arrived they interacted with a man outside the home. During the interaction an officer fired at least one shot and the man was struck.

The man was transported to Huronia Hospital in Midland by ambulance.

The SIU has assigned four investigators and two 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 416-641-1867 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1867.

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