SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Renfrew

    TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - Seven investigators, including three forensic
identification technicians, from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are
probing the circumstances of a fatal police shooting that occurred involving
the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The shooting occurred at approximately
4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2007, in Renfrew.
    Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that OPP
officers responded to a family disturbance call at 90 Bonnechere Street North.
Shortly after their arrival, two officers were involved with a confrontation
with a 24-year-old man outside of the home. One officer fired his gun and
struck the man. He was transported to Renfrew Victoria Hospital where he was
pronounced dead.
    The man's identity is not being released at this time.
    No one else was injured as a result of this incident.
    SIU investigators have designated one subject and four witness officers
from the OPP. Forensic identification technicians are processing the shooting
scene and investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident
or has any information to contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 x 1935.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving
police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or
death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director
of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are
warranted based on the findings of a complete 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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