SIU invokes mandate after incident in Kitchener

The SIU said a man threatened a police officer with a gun in the Strasbourg and Ottawa area and the police officer shot him

Ontario Police Station was called after a Kitchener man was shot by a Waterloo area police officer in a parking lot.

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.

The SIU said the man was shot after allegedly approaching one of the officers with a gun.

He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The regional police announced in a press release that the man probably hit a patrol car with his vehicle when the officers arrived at the scene.

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

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

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