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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Port Elgin

Case Number: 05-OFI-108

TORONTO (25 July, 2005) --- Five investigators, including two forensic identification technicians, from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are in Port Elgin to investigate the circumstances of a police shooting.

The Saugeen Shores Police Service notified the SIU that on July 24, 2005, officers were searching for a break and enter suspect. At approximately 10:40 p.m. that date, an officer located the suspect in the backyard of a home on Fenton Drive in Port Elgin. The officer became involved in a confrontation with a 23-year-old man, resulting in the officer discharging her service firearm. The man fled from the scene and it was unknown at that time whether the officer had shot the man.

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. this morning, the police located the man and saw that he was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to Grey Bruce Health Services where he was treated and released to police custody.

As part of the investigation, the SIU has designated one subject and five witness officers. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529.

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. 

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