Police have released more information about Tuesday’s shooting at Line 3 and the Niagara River Parkway, including the arrest of a woman at the scene.
Lindsey Archer, 29, of Dundas, Ont., was charged with possession of property obtained by crime both under and over $5,000, obstructing police, and possession of a schedule 1 substance.
The arrest occurred during an incident that led to the police shooting of a man, identified by the the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), as 27-year-old Martin Gordyn of the Niagara Region.
Two Niagara Regional Police Officers were injured at the scene, treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, and have since been released.
At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the NRP had responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver in Niagara Falls. About an hour later he was located in the area of Line 3 and the Niagara River Parkway. “There was in interaction with an adult male and he was subsequently shot by police,” the police report says. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was pronounced dead.
SIU investigators remain in the area, as the scene is being processed and interviews are underway, their news release says.
“At this time, one NRPS officer has been designated as a subject officer. In addition, 23 officers with NRPS, three officers with Niagara Parks Police and five officers with the Ontario Provincial Police have been designated as witness officers.”
Roads in the area were closed, and neighbours were told to stay in their homes for several hours.
Archer was held in custody to attend a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.
The male officers, with 11 years and 19 years of service, are both assigned to uniform patrol with the Niagara Falls office.
The SIU investigates reports involving police where there has been death or serious injury.
Investigators are looking for two cyclists on the Niagara Parkway trail who witnessed the interaction, and are asking them, as well as anyone else who may have information, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.
They are also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.