SIU Investigates Death in Renfrew

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Five investigators from the Special
Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances of the death of a
67-year-old Renfrew man.
    On June 10, 2007, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) from the Renfrew detachment responded to a domestic call at a home on
South McNaughton Road. Officers arrived and saw a woman outside of the home.
They brought her to a safe location and learned that her estranged husband was
barricaded inside the home with a rifle. OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT)
officers arrived and secured a perimeter around the home. At approximately
12:00 p.m., officers entered the home and found the man suffering from what
appeared to be a fatal gunshot wound.
    The man's identity is not being released at this time.
    SIU investigators are probing what role, if any, the police played in the
circumstances surrounding the man's death. Investigators will be attending the
man's autopsy today in Kingston. The investigation is continuing.

    The SIU is a civilian government agency that investigates circumstances
involving police and civilians, which have resulted in serious injury or
death. Under Section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU
has the authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the
findings of an investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the
Attorney General.

For further information:

For further information: Rose Bliss, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou

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