Niagara Police say a 44-year-old officer is in stable condition after being shot in what the SIU describes as an “altercation” with another cop. It happened yesterday afternoon at a rural intersection in Pelham where the two officers were investigating a collision. The Special Investigations Unit says the two became involved in some kind of altercation, a firearm was discharged, and one officer was sent to hospital. The 44-year-old was then airlifted to Hamilton in critical condition, but police later said his condition was upgraded. Unconfirmed reports say he was shot 5-times.
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From a Niagara Regional Police media release:
On November 29, 2018, at approximately 12:15PM two on duty Niagara Regional Police Service officers were in the area of Roland Road and Sulphur Springs Drive in the Town of Pelham.
An interaction occurred between the two that resulted in a shooting incident. One of the officers was transported to a local hospital and then to an out-of-town trauma centre. The injured male officer has 28 years of service and is presently assigned to uniform patrol in Welland/Pelham. He is listed in stable condition. His name is not being released at this time.
Statement from Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch: The investigation is in the hands of the Special Investigations Unit. In the spirit of transparency, I have asked the Ontario Provincial Police to determine if there is any criminal culpability outside of the SIUs scope. At this point in time, no arrests have been made in relation to this incident. The days and weeks ahead will be trying ones for the NRPS family and the community we serve. I ask for your support for our members and all those involved.
— DR (@Media371) November 29, 2018