Homicide in West Nipissing – North East OPP assisting with Investigation.


(MUNICIPALITY OF WEST NIPISSING, ON) The North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been called in to assist the West Nipissing Police Service with a homicide investigation.

On August 26, 2018 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Drive In Road and Leblanc Road. Two people, including the 46 year old male who was being sought by the West Nipissing Police Service, have been located deceased. A 59 year old female who was also involved in the altercation was transported to hospital where she is being treated for critical injuries.

The North East Region Crime Unit and the West Nipissing Police Service are continuing the investigation under direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch. There is no public safety concern at this time.

The Province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been contacted and has invoked its mandate. As a result, the OPP and the West Nipissing Police Service will not be able to provide any further information. Any other inquiries should be directed to the SIU Communications at (416) 622-2342.

Any person with information related to this incident should immediately contact the West Nipissing Police Service at (705) 753-1234, the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit information online at http://www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com, or provide information by texting the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637). You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.