SIU completes investigation into death of Petrolia man after self-inflicted gunshot
Published Friday, February 26, 2021 12:03PM EST
LONDON, ONT. -- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed its investigation into the death of a Petrolia man who shot himself.
The SIU has found “are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s gunshot wound and subsequent death.”
On Oct. 26, 2020, police responded for a report of a man in distress with a firearm who was threatnening suicide.
When police located the man he had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He was taken to hospital and died on Nov. 1, as a result of his injury.
The SIU is called in to investigate any police call that involves serious injury, death, or sexual assault.