News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Ottawa

Case Number: 23-OFD-243   

Mississauga, ON (25 June, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man today in Ottawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2 p.m. on June 25, 2023, the Ottawa Police Service was made aware of a man in the area of St. Patrick Street and Parent Avenue who was in possession of an edged weapon.
  • Officers made their way to the scene and located the man.
  • There was an interaction, and two officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck.
  • He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. Two subject officials and two witness officials have been designated.

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