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Man shot by OPP officer at Marmora area hunting cabin, SIU investigating

Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer/Kingstonist.

UPDATE: Tweed man facing attempted murder, firearms charges in hunting cabin incident near Marmora

The Special Investigations Unit says they are investigating after a man was shot by an OPP officer at a hunting cabin near Marmora.

The incident took place just after midnight on Friday, Dec. 15.

In a media release, the SIU says that at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, officers were called to a remote hunting cabin in the area of Twin Sister Lakes Road due to reports of a man making threats.

“When officers arrived, the man barricaded himself in the cabin,” the release reads. Police negotiators and tactical unit officers were sent to the scene.

According to a post to X by the SIU, preliminary investigation suggests that the 48-year-old man was shot first with an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN), a less-lethal firearm.

The suspect then reportedly shot at police, and an officer shot the man with a regular firearm. The man was arrested and taken to hospital in Kingston via ambulance.

He was “seriously injured,” the SIU reported over X.

Three investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault and. According to the Special Investigations Unit Act, an ARWEN is defined as “a barreled weapon from which any shot, bullet, or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person.”

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 online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

This is a developing story, and Quinteist will provide updates as they are made available.

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