SIU to Investigate Ottawa Police Shootings in Byward Market JUNE 3, 2017

SIU to Investigate Ottawa Police Shootings in Byward Market JUNE 3, 2017

SIU Called to Ottawa to Investigate Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

Case Number: 17-OFD-135

Ottawa, ON (3 June, 2017) —  The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting in downtown Ottawa overnight.  Two men died in the incident and a third man was injured.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Shortly after 2:00 a.m., an Ottawa Police Service officer was driving in the area of Dalhousie Street and Clarence Street.
  • At around the same time, on the west side of Dalhousie Street, north of Clarence Street, a man was shot.  He was later taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • The police officer attempted to arrest a male suspect in relation to the shooting.  The male fled.
  • A third man was then shot.  That 43-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • The police officer followed the male suspect who fled.
  • Inside a parking garage on Murray Street, east of Dalhousie Street, there was a confrontation between the man who fled and the police officer.  Several shots were fired.
  • The man who fled was pronounced dead at the scene.
Seven investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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