SIU probing after man allegedly shot dead by police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

SIU probing after man allegedly shot dead by police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
SIU probing after man allegedly shot dead by police in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The Canadian Press

Published Sunday, May 12, 2024 7:41PM EDT

Last Updated Sunday, May 12, 2024 10:00PM EDT

Ontario’s police watchdog says it’s investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting involving police that left one man dead in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., over the weekend.

The Special Investigations Unit says local police officers in the northeastern Ontario city were responding to a call for a disturbance at a convenience store Saturday night when a 37-year-old man was found in the area.

The SIU says the officers offered to help the man go elsewhere before they searched for him and allegedly found a handgun.

Police allege an unspecified interaction then questioned and the man was shot by an officer.

The man died in hospital, and his name was not immediately released.

The SIU, which invokes its mandate any time a police officer has been involved in a serious injury, death or sexual assault, says six investigators are looking into the case.

 
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