SIU called to investigate shooting of man by Waterloo police in Kitchener

Ontario police watch dog was called after a man in Kitchener was shot and killed by a Waterloo area police officer.

The provincial special investigation unit says preliminary information suggests officials were called to the Strasburg Road and Ottawa Street area around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday about a man in distress.

Waterloo police said that when the officers arrived, the man’s vehicle hit a patrol car and threatened an officer with a gun.

According to the police, the officer shot the man.

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According to the SIU, the man was rushed to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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Three investigators and two forensic investigators were tasked with the case.

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The SIU is automatically called to investigate police-involved incidents that result in serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.

Correction: It was originally reported in this copy that police said the man approached the officer with a gun when the SIU and Waterloo police referred to it as a gun.

* With files from Canadian Press

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– SIU (@SIUOntario) August 19, 2021

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