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SIU investigates shooting involving London police officer

London Police have Dufferin Avenue blocked off after a shooting involving an officer Tuesday night.
London Police have Dufferin Avenue blocked off after a shooting involving an officer Tuesday night. 980 CFPL

One man was sent to hospital with serious injuries following a shooting involving a London police officer.

Police responded to a report of a man in possession of knives in the 300-block of Dufferin Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found the suspect in the area.

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According to police, the man ran toward officers while holding knives in his hand.

“Attempts with less lethal force options were unsuccessful, and as a result, an officer discharged his firearm,” a statement from London police reads.

Police say the male suspect suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Victoria Hospital.

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On Friday, police said the suspect has been charged with three counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and one count of possessing of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate.

According to the SIU investigation, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment.

The SIU says two officers deployed their conducted energy weapon, and a third officer discharged their pistol.

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The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a London police officer discharged their firearm Tuesday night.
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a London police officer discharged their firearm Tuesday night. 980 CFPL

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