NIPIGON, Ont. – Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit will investigate a fatal shooting in Nipigon involving an Ontario Provincial Police officer.
The SIU state:
- 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.
The Ontario Provincial Police have not issued any statements on the circumstances which led to the use of deadly force, and are now following operational protocol in putting all comments over to the SIU.