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UPDATE: Man Who Sustained Gunshot Wound in Cambridge has Died

Numéro du dossier: 19-OCD-087

Mississauga, ON (28 avril 2019) ---
A 39-year-old man who was being investigated yesterday by the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has died. He was pronounced dead in hospital today at 10:33 a.m. At the request of next of kin, the Unit is not releasing the man’s identity at this time. This is in accordance with the SIU’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding what transpired yesterday. Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 11 a.m. on April 27, 2019, WRPS officers attended a gas station parking lot located at 345 Franklin Boulevard after receiving information that a person of interest was there, in a vehicle.
  • At some point, the person of interest – a man – drove his vehicle into a nearby wooded area.
  • A short time later, officers located the man. He had sustained a gunshot wound.
 
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