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News Release

SIU Investigates Firearm Death in Whitefish Bay

Case Number: 10-PFD-078

Mississauga (9 May, 2010) --- Five investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old man this morning in Whitefish Bay.

The SIU was notified that officers with the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police were requested to assist Lac Seul Police Service officers at a Whitefish Bay residence. There was an interaction with a man, and he was shot. He was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 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. 

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