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.


  1. People keep saying the Byward Market is safe. Yeap, okay!!

  2. The Byward Market is not safe at all. A few months ago or more my son was in the Byward Market at the time of the shootings that took place the last time and was with the cops ducking down when the shots were firing and he got home very late because he was stuck there. The Byward Market is one of the worst places to be in Ottawa.

  3. My former supervisor’s son lives in the market area (he rents a house) and he is a director in the federal government and has been living there for a mighty long time. The market was bad enough in past years but now it is so much worse that good people don’t want to be seen there. It is a place of bars, hookers and pimps.

  4. The city of ottawa and business owners in the Byward Market keep trying to tell us the Byward market is safe. Statistics and general knowledge lead most of us to realize that it is not a safe place to be after the sun goes down.

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