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Westboro shooting: woman arrested had gun

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The police displaced in large numbers at the scene of the shooting, in the Westboro neighborhood of Ottawa.

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The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) confirmed Saturday that the woman who was taken to hospital following police shootings did indeed have a gun in her possession. possession. It is still in critical condition.

The citizens of the Westboro neighborhood are still recovering from the upheaval caused by the shooting that took place Friday afternoon on Avondale Street. A 25-year-old woman was arrested during a routine stop, but fled from police, who later intercepted her.

At some point, the officer discharged his weapon and the woman was hit by a bullet, read the press release sent to the media on Friday.

The woman had a gun, the SIU confirmed Saturday in an email exchange.

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A bullet from a weapon Fire smashed through resident Kristen Simcus' front door window.

Kristen Simkus, a resident of the neighborhood, was not at the scene during the events. His front door nevertheless seems to bear traces of the incident: part of the window is smashed.

My husband was in the basement at the time. He heard gunshots outside and went upstairs. That’s when he saw [the hole in the glass] of our front door, she says. Nothing like this ever happens in our neighborhood.

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The area was reopened to traffic early this morning, according to witnesses on site.

For retired RCMP Deputy Commissioner Pierre-Yves Bourduas, this type of situation is fortunately rare. frequent. This is a situation that is out of the ordinary, that much is certain, because we are obviously talking about thousands of routine checks for police officers here in the greater National Capital Region , explains this expert.

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Former RCMP Deputy Commissioner Pierre-Yves Bourduas. (Archive photo)

Mr. Bourdas explains that the use of force by a police officer must respect specific criteria.

We talk in particular if the life of the police officer is in danger or if the lives of other citizens are in danger. The police officer must at that moment and can use force which is equal to be able to put an end to the threat against other citizens or against himself, he continues.

He also insists on the exceptional circumstances in which force must be used by the police. The public must be assured that the police do not take such serious events lightly since the public and police forces in general must have a relationship of trust, concludes Mr. Bourduas.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116