News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Death After Police Interaction in Tay Township

Case Number: 23-PCD-219   

Mississauga, ON (10 June, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 55-year-old man this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on June 10, 2023, a man called police to report that he intended to harm himself. As a result, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a parking lot on Highway 12 in Tay Township.
  • Over several hours, attempts were made to negotiate with the man.
  • At some point, the man sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 
  • He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 10:15 a.m. this morning.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow.

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:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES