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SIU Investigating Discharge of Firearm by Barrie Police Service Officer

Numéro du dossier: 18-OFI-277

Mississauga, ON (19 septembre 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred on Monday in Barrie.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4 a.m. on September 17, 2018, officers with the Barrie Police Service located persons of interest at a gas station at the St. Vincent Street and Grove Street East intersection.
  • The persons of interest – two males and two females – fled the scene in a vehicle. At some point, one of the officers discharged his firearm.
  • At St. Vincent Street and Blake Street, the vehicle crashed into a tree, and the four vehicle occupants fled on foot.
  • A search was conducted by officers and three of the individuals were located and arrested.
  • While the fourth individual – a 21-year-old man – has not been located, evidence has led the SIU to believe the man sustained a gunshot wound.

Two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and three witness officers have been designated.

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