Dundas woman arrested at scene of fatal police shooting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Police say a call about a suspected impaired driver, south of Niagara-on-the-Lake, led to a shooting that sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries on Dec. 5, 2020. Andrew Collins

A Dundas, Ont., woman has been arrested in connection with an incident that led to the fatal shooting of a man by Niagara Regional Police.

Investigators say they were initially contacted about a suspected impaired driver in Niagara Falls on Tuesday afternoon and an hour later, the vehicle was located in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

According to police, there was an “interaction” with a man at the scene near Line 3 and the Niagara Parkway, and officers ended up shooting him.

The man was rushed to hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is investigating the shooting, has identified the man as Martin Gordyn, 27, of the Niagara Region.

Read more: 1 dead in police-involved shooting near Niagara-on-the-Lake: SIU

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On Wednesday, Niagara police announced that a 29-year-old Dundas woman was arrested at the scene where the man was shot.

She has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, obstructing police, and possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

Two Niagara police officers received minor injuries during the incident and were treated in hospital.

One Niagara police officer has been designated as the subject of the SIU’s investigation, and 23 other officers with Niagara police, three Niagara Parks Police officers, and five Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have been called in as witness officers.

The SIU is also searching for a pair of bicyclists who they say witnessed the incident, which happened near a trail.

They’re urging those cyclists, as well as anyone else with information to contact the lead investigator or upload any relevant video evidence through the SIU’s website.

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