Leeds County O.P.P. cleared in Rideau Lakes suicide

MISSISSAUGA – A Leeds County O.P.P. officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) after a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

The officer called the man on June 3, 2017 to tell him he would be facing charges and asked the accused to turn himself in.

Later that afternoon, the victim called 911 to report he had shot himself.

Emergency responders later found the man near his home in some bushes, suffering from a chest wound.

He was transported by paramedics to hospital in Ottawa where he underwent surgery.

However, the 43-year-old died of his injuries six days later.

“When the man shot himself, no police officer was present. At such, there being no evidence that any police officer was responsible for the man’s death, this investigation has been terminated,” Director Tony Loparco said Monday.

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