Police watchdog investigating officer-involved shooting in Sudbury

The SIU are investigation the death of a man at hotel in Brantford. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

SUDBURY, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a police-involved shooting in Sudbury on Sunday.

In a news release, the Special Investigations Unit says the incident happened at the city’s downtown transit terminal.

Officers with the Greater Sudbury Police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance at around 6:15 p.m.

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The SIU says “there was an interaction between officers and the man, and one officer discharged his firearm.”

The man was taken to hospital, and the SIU has assigned a team of six investigators to the incident.

In its own news release, the police service says the man was “aggressive,” and that he remains in hospital.


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