SIU investigating after OPP officer shoots man in Northumberland County

Police had responded to a domestic violence call early Saturday morning at a Colborne-area home when a man fired at officers

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a Northumberland County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer shot and injured a 28-year-old man early Saturday morning (Feburary 10) at a home in the Colborne area.

According to the SIU, at around 1 a.m. on Friday, Northumberland County OPP received 9-1-1 call from a residence in the area of Highway 401 and County Road 25 about a domestic violence incident. The caller reported the man had a firearm.

When officers arrived on scene, the man shot at police. An officer then shot the man, who was taken to hospital for treatment. No details were provided about the man’s condition.

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The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigator to the case.

The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of police that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians.