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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCD-117

Mississauga, ON (15 avril 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a 61-year-old man in Perth East.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:50 p.m. on April 14, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence for a domestic situation. Officers from the Emergency Response Unit and the Tactical Response Unit were also dispatched.
  • Officers encountered a man, contained him on the property and began negotiations.
  • At some point, plastic projectiles from an Anti Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) were fired at the man.
  • A short time later, the man sustained a gunshot wound. 
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:15 p.m.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time in the investigation, it is believed that only the ARWEN was discharged, and not any other police weapon. 

Two subject officers and 19 witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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