On Saturday, November 26, 2016, shortly after 7:00PM, officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service at a residence located on Park Road in Nipigon.
Shortly after the arrival of the OPP at the residence, there was an interaction that occurred between a male and the responding officers.
As a result of the interaction, the OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate.
Special Investigations Unit Media Release – The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal police shooting that occurred this evening in Nipigon.
Preliminary information indicates the following:
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a home in Nipigon.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a man and there was an interaction. One officer discharged his firearm, striking the man.
The man was transported to Nipigon District Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Four investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2314.