SIU clears Waterloo police officer of wrongdoing in July shooting in Kitchener

The provincial police station acquitted a Waterloo area police officer of any wrongdoing after firing his gun at a pickup truck in Kitchener in July.

Officials were called to Grovehill Crescent after someone reported seeing a suspicious pickup truck on the morning of July 6, according to a release from the Special Investigations Unit.

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The SIU says officers arrived at the crime scene around 6 a.m., where they found a man and a woman in an allegedly stolen vehicle.

The SIU says they would not get out and the man tried to drive straight for one of the officers.

The Dodge Ram allegedly drove back and forth and hit two police cars before escaping the scene.

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An officer took out his gun and shot the pickup as it escaped from the area.

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Later that morning, police said the truck had been found somewhere outside the region, but that its occupants had disappeared by then.

So far, there is no evidence that any of the occupants of the vehicle was injured.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving the police that have resulted in death, serious injury or suspected sexual assault.

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