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News Release

SIU Investigates Death in London

Case Number: 05-OCD-097

TORONTO (27 June, 2005) --- Five investigators and three forensic identification technicians from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are in London to investigate the death of a man.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 2:25 a.m., officers from the London Police Service (LPS) were called to an address on Princess Avenue regarding an assault. When officers arrived, they were fired upon by a male. As a result, officers returned fire. Two LPS officers received non-life threatening injuries as a result.

LPS officers then entered the home and found a number of deceased persons. That matter is currently under investigation by the LPS. The focus of the SIU probe is to determine the nature and extent of police involvement in the death of the male who fired on the LPS officers. That male was also found inside the home, deceased from a gunshot wound.

No further information regarding the identity of the deceased male or the post mortem examination is available at this time.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2150.

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