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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Tecumseh

Numéro du dossier: 19-PFD-134

Mississauga, ON (15 juin 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 48-year-old man last night in Tecumseh.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 14, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a residence in Tecumseh in regard to a man in distress.
  • Inside the home, there was an interaction between the man and officers. One officer discharged his firearm and the man was struck.
  • The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • During the encounter, three police officers sustained injury and were taken to hospital for treatment. They have since been released from hospital.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and five witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow in London.

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