UPDATE: Police-involved shooting confirmed at Windsor trailer park
Ontario’s watchdog agency for law enforcement has confirmed they are now investigating a shooting in south Windsor Sunday.
It happened around 6 p.m. at the Countryside Village of Windsor trailer park on Division Rd. near Bonita St., not far from Devonwood Conservation Area. According to the Special Investigations Unit’s official Twitter account, the two officers were responding to a report of a domestic dispute. Windsor Police public information officer Steve Betteridge said that en route, officers were told that the suspect had a weapon and was sitting outside his home.
Officers then became involved in an exchange with the man. The two officers each discharged their weapons and the 49-year-old man was struck. He was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The man’s name has not been released.
A large police presence remained at the trailer park as of 9 p.m. Police were still canvassing the area and gathering additional information. A caller told Blackburn News that residents have been asked to remain in their homes for their safety.
With the involvement of law enforcement in an incident in which a resident is injured, the SIU has invoked its mandate and has sent four investigators and two forensic investigators to the scene. As a result, Windsor police will not comment further on this matter.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.
SIU investigating police-involved shooting in Windsor. A 49-year-old man was struck and taken to hospital for treatment. https://t.co/HwCEvI1SP3
— SIU (@SIUOntario) September 17, 2018