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Hamilton police officers cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting of man in July 2020: SIU

The SIU says the man was shot during an altercation with officers last July after police were called to investigate a person of interest at Cannon Street East and Gage Avenue North. Will Erskine/ Global News

The Special Investigations Unit has cleared two Hamilton police officers of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 42-year-old man last year.

The SIU says the man was shot during an altercation with officers last July after police were called to investigate a person of interest at Cannon Street East and Gage Avenue North.

The police watchdog says the man was wanted in connection with a shooting in the area.

Read more: Man shot by Hamilton police has died in hospital: SIU

Officers found the man in a vehicle at a convenience store parking lot, and as they approached him, the SIU says there was an interaction and two officers discharged their firearms.

The man later died in hospital.

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The SIU says there are no reasonable grounds to believe the officers committed a criminal offense in connection with the man’s death.

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