News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Ottawa

Case Number: 21-OCD-296   

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Mississauga, ON (8 September, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man yesterday in rural Ottawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12:13 p.m. on September 7, 2021, Ottawa Police Service officers responded to a call about a man in distress at Paden Road and Dwyer Hill Road.
  • Ottawa Police Service’s tactical unit and tactical paramedics were dispatched.
  • A tactical negotiator made contact with the man, who had a weapon. 
  • The man was located with critical injuries. Paramedics took the man to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.  The post-mortem is scheduled for September 9, 2021.

Please note: The age of the deceased has been corrected. 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES