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Update: Robbery suspect seriously injured after being shot by GSPS officer

Special Investigations Unit is looking into arrest

Updated: April 11, 11:35 p.m.

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday night, after being shot by a Greater Sudbury Police officer.

Greater Sudbury Police attended the Esso gas station on Regent Street at around 10:45 p.m. on April 10, after receiving a tip about an armed robbery suspect.

While in the parking lot of the Esso station, there was an altercation between police and a man, and one GSPS officer shot him. The man was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting. 

Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this investigation. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

Original story:

Acting on a tip from another police service, Greater Sudbury Police made a dramatic public arrest in the parking lot of the Esso Station at 1813 Regent St. last night.

GSPS said they received a tip that a person believed to be responsible for an armed robbery was en route to Greater Sudbury.

Police report that just after 10:45 p.m., officers observed what they believed to be the suspect’s vehicle (which from photos by reporter Arron Pickard appears to be a white pickup truck) parked at the Esso. 

During the course of the arrest, the 22-year-old suspect was injured, police said, and needed to be transported to hospital.

Because the man was injured while being arrested, the Special Investigations Unit is looking into the circumstances that led to the man’s injury. Because the SIU is investigating, GSPS said it is “prohibited from releasing any additional information regarding the incident.”