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Peterborough Police Shoot and Kill Billy Shea (27) with OPP Present (July 23, 2019)

Officers of the Peterborough Police Service and the Peterborough County OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) were involved in the shooting and killing of 27-year-old Billy Shea on July 23, 2019. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Ontario, reports that the shooting occurred during a standoff.

The SIU reports that around 8:30 PM, police began to follow a vehicle on Highway 115 believed to have been used in alleged robberies. They claim that the police pursuit ended with the Mustang colliding with another vehicle in the area of The Parkway and Sir Sandford Fleming Drive in Peterborough. Peterborough Police Service and Peterborough County OPP officers then allegedly became involved in an armed standoff with occupants in the vehicle they had been pursuing.

The SIU says that at around 9:40 PM one officer discharged his firearm and struck the individual, later identified as Billy Shea, killing him. The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to the SIU, six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. At the time of posting, one subject officer from the Peterborough Police Service has been designated. In addition, five officers with Peterborough County OPP and seven officers with the Peterborough Police Service have been designated as witness officers.


SIU Investigating Police-Involved Death of 59-Year-Old Man Near Peterborough (Jan. 1, 2018)

It is only the first day of 2018 and already someone in Canada is dead in connection with a police encounter. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Canada is investigating the death of a 59-year-old man in Douro Township, northeast of Peterborough. According to the SIU, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call about a man in some type of distress at a residence in Douro Township at around 3:15 PM in the afternoon of January 1, 2018. The only details released publicly at this time are that officers entered the residence and located the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Nothing has been said about the nature of the police interaction with the man. The SIU has assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to this incident.