The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after they say a man who had barricaded himself in a home on Chiefswood Road in Six Nations of the Grand River was struck multiple times in a gunfire exchange with police.
Officers with Six Nations Police Service were called to deal with “a barricaded individual” on Tuesday night. OPP officers were called in to assist.
The SIU said in a news release issued on Wednesday afternoon the OPP officers tried to resolve the situation but the man refused to exit the residence.
Six Nations Police were assisted by OPP officers from Haldimand and Brant counties, as well as the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, OPP Emergency Response Team and York Regional Police Aviation Services.
On Wednesday morning, said the SIU, the man “discharged his firearm outdoors, while still in the residence.”
“Sometime later, OPP officers breached the front door of the residence and the man exited,” said the SIU. “There was an exchange of gunfire and the man was struck multiple times.”
No police officers were injured.
A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital.
Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case, said the SIU.
A “shelter in place” order for Ohsweken residents was issued by police on Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm and lifted when the incident was resolved at about 9:30 am Wednesday.
A significant police presence remained throughout Wednesday in the area of Chiefswood Road between Fifth and Sixth Line, which was closed to traffic.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or go to siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php.
The Special Investigations Unit is a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates incidents involving an official, including police officers, where there has been death, serious injury, the discharge of a firearm at a person or an allegation of sexual assault.
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