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News Release

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Sudbury

Case Number: 10-OFD-278

Mississauga (29 December, 2010) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man early Wednesday morning in Sudbury. The SIU investigation to this point has determined the following:
  • On December 29, 2010, Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officers responded to a call to an address on Pine Street in regards to an investigation.
  • There was an interaction between the officers and a man in the residence.
  • During the interaction, the 46-year-old Sudbury man sustained at least one gunshot wound. The man was transported to Sudbury Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, the SIU has designated two subject officers and five witness officers.
Four investigators and two forensic investigators from the SIU are looking into the details of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 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. 

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