News Release

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in the Ohsweken-Six Nations of the Grand River

Case Number: 23-OFI-452   

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Mississauga, ON (1 November, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting in the Ohsweken-Six Nations of the Grand River.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the night of October 31, 2023, at the request of the Six Nations Police Service officers who were dealing with a barricaded individual, Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence on Chiefswood Road in the Ohsweken-Six Nations of the Grand River.
  • OPP officers attempted to resolve the situation, but the man refused to exit the residence.
  • On the morning of November 1, 2023, the man discharged his firearm outdoors, while still in the residence.
  • Sometime later, OPP officers breached the front door of the residence, and the man exited.
  • There was an exchange of gunfire, and the man was struck multiple times.
  • The 40-year-old man was transported to hospital for treatment.

Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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