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SIU investigating police-involved shooting that left man dead

The scene of an officer-involved shooting near Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 in Markham.
The scene of an officer-involved shooting near Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 in Markham. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in after a police-involved shooting in Markham Friday night left a man dead, York regional police say.

According to a statement issued by the service, police were called to a shopping plaza at around 9:15 p.m. for reports of a man acting suspiciously near the intersection of Fairburn Drive and Highway 7, just east of Woodbine Avenue.

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Investigators said there was an interaction between a man and the officer before the man was shot.

The man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police added.

A woman was arrested at the scene for firearms-related offences, the statement said.

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An SIU spokesperson told Global News Saturday morning that a post-mortem is scheduled for Sunday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information or may have video surveillance of the incident to contact York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in death, serious injury, alleged sexual assault or firearm discharge at a person.

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