SIU Investigating Discharge of Firearm by Police Officer in Oshawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of a firearm that occurred in Oshawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:

• At 4:41 p.m. on April 16, 2021, Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) received a report of a suspicious person and theft from the LCBO at Harmony and Taunton Roads;

• An officer arrived in the area and discharged a firearm at a vehicle;

• DRPS pursued the vehicle and it was stopped in the area of Highways 401 and 427;

• The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody; and

• No injuries have been reported as a result of the gunfire. 

SIU investigators and forensic investigators have been dispatched to the scene of the shooting.

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