SIU probe OPP officer shooting man in Northumberland County

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the shooting of a man by Northumberland OPP on Feb. 10, 2024. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer shot and injured a man in Northumberland County early Saturday.

According to the Special Investigations Unit, around 1 a.m., Northumberland OPP received a domestic violence-related 911 call at a residence in the village of Colborne, in the area of Highway 401 and County Road 25, about 25 kilometres east of Cobourg.

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The OPP were informed a 28-year-old man had a firearm.

The SIU in its preliminary investigation say when officers arrived on scene, the man shot at police.

An officer returned fire and struck the man, the SIU report. The man was transported to hospital.

On Monday morning, the SIU told Global News the man still remains in hospital. The SIU did not provide an update on his condition.

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The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to the case.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online.

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