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SIU probing fatal police-involved incident in northeastern O

Postby Thomas » Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:05 pm

SIU probing fatal police-involved incident in northeastern Ontario

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has launched an investigation into a police-involved incident in Latchford on Thursday that resulted in the death of one individual and the arrest of another.

At approximately 5 p.m., officers from the Kirkland Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of Government Road West and Woods Street in Kirkland Lake.

The vehicle failed to stop, however, and the officers, along with others from the OPP’s Temiskaming Detachment, engaged in a suspect-apprehension pursuit.

As a result of the incident, a shelter-in-place order was issued in Latchford and the surrounding area as they searched for a suspect — believed to be armed and dangerous — described as male, Middle Eastern, approximately 30 years of age, dressed in black.

According to a press release on Friday, there are no ongoing concerns for public safety at this time.

The OPP has confirmed one person is dead, while another person has been taken into custody.

Highway 11 was closed for hours from Portage Bay Road to Highway 11B for investigation.

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One man dead, bystander seriously injured in shooting involv

Postby Thomas » Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:11 pm

One man dead, bystander seriously injured in shooting involving OPP officers in northeastern Ontario: SIU

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) is investigating an exchange of gunfire involving multiple Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers that left one man dead and an innocent bystander seriously injured in Timiskaming District in northeastern Ontario.

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday, OPP officers in Kirkland Lake stopped a vehicle with two male occupants inside after conducting a traffic stop, the SIU said in a news release. The officers attempted to arrest the two men for alleged "drug-related offences" before they fled the scene, the release added.

The SIU said the vehicle was fleeing the scene in the Highway 11 and Portage Bay Road area when police tried to stop the driver, leading to an "exchange of gunfire."

One of the men, 26 years old, in the vehicle was found dead, while the other — who was uninjured — fled on foot but was found shortly after and arrested by police, the release says.

The SIU added that during the shooting, a 76-year-old male bystander, a resident of the area, sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries and was sent to hospital where he remains.

"Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for Monday," the SIU said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact investigators at 1-800-787-8529.

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SIU continuing investigation of fatal officer-involved shoot

Postby Thomas » Tue Mar 12, 2024 5:51 pm

SIU continuing investigation of fatal officer-involved shooting

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing its investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man and the serious injury suffered by a 76-year-old male bystander following an exchange of gunfire involving multiple Ontario Provincial Police officers in Latchford Thursday night.

Preliminary information gathered during the investigation suggests the following at approximately 5 p.m., OPP officers in Kirkland Lake conducted a traffic stop involving two men and attempted to arrest them for drug-related offences.

The driver fled, however.

Police attempted to stop the fleeing vehicle in the area of Highway 11 and Portage Bay Road, resulting in an exchange of gunfire.

One of the occupants from the fleeing vehicle was located deceased.

The other occupant of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, but he was located later by police and arrested. That man was not injured.

An OPP press release issued on Sunday indicates Awad Khan, of Hamilton, has been charged with 16 Criminal Code of Canada offences, including attempt to commit murder using firearm; assault with a weapon; possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order; resisting a peace officer; discharge of a firearm with intent; assaulting a peace officer; firearm, use while committing an offence; flight from a peace officer; being an occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm; possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo; unauthorized possession of a firearm; pointing a firearm; escaping lawful custody; discharging a firearm into or at a place in a reckless manner; possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose; and dangerous operation.

He remains in custody, pending his next court appearance, scheduled for Tuesday.

The OPP’s investigation is being conducted by the Temiskaming Crime Unit, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch.

Any person with dash camera video from Thursday, between 5-6 p.m., while driving from Kirkland Lake to Latchford via Highway 66 to Highway 11 or who made observations involving a light-colored smaller vehicle is encouraged to contact the Temiskaming OPP Detachment, at 1-888-310-1122.

According to the SIU, a male bystander, a resident of the area who was not involved in the incident, was seriously injured and remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Three SIU investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case and a post-mortem has scheduled for Monday.

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.

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