Police in Timmins, Ontario, a small city in the northeast of the province shot and killed a man on the morning of February 3, 2018. According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in the province, the police shooting took place at an emergency medical services building in the city. The SIU reports that officers with the Timmins Police Service went to the building allegedly to deal with a man. They say that when the man fled, officers followed. At some point, the report that there was an “interaction,” in which one of the officers fired a gun, striking the man. The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The SIU has assigned three investigators and three forensic investigators to the case, and has identified one “subject officer” and seven “witness officers.” It has not been explained publicly what the so-called interaction involved or why an officer decided to fire their weapon. None of the information provided by police has been independently confirmed publicly.