UPDATE: Late Saturday night, the SIU revealed more details into the case:

They say preliminary findings show that Timmins Police officers responded to the Cochrane DSSAB building on Algonquin at around 10:15am to deal with a man.

“When the man fled from the officers, they followed him,” the SIU states in a release, “There was an interaction between the man and officers and one of the officers discharged a firearm. The man was struck. He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.”

Right now, the SIU says three investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident.

One subject officers and seven witness officers have been designated.


The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is invoking its mandate after the death of a man in Timmins Saturday morning.

The SIU says the death happened in the area of James Avenue and Brunette Road.

Timmins Police state in a post on Facebook that it happened around 10:00am and the scene is being held by police.

TPS adds that public safety is not a concern and you are asked to avoid the area to allow for further investigation.

The SIU is the province’s police watchdog. They step in for matters involving police where there has been either death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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