News Release

SIU Investigating After North Bay Police Officer Shoots Man

Case Number: 22-OFI-027   

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Mississauga, ON (30 January, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a North Bay Police Service officer discharged his firearm at a 34-year-old man early this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:42 a.m. on January 30, 2022, officers encountered the man in front of a residence on Fraser Street. The man had a knife. There was an interaction between the officers and the man. An officer discharged his firearm and struck the man. The man fled the scene and the officers gave chase. 
  • Officers chased the man a short distance where he was arrested on Chippewa Street West.
  • After his arrest, police provided first aid until paramedics arrived and he was transported to hospital. He is being treated for serious injuries.
  • In relation to the interaction, an officer attended hospital and was treated for an injury.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. One subject official, four witness officials and three civilian employees have been designated at this time.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES