Ontario SIU investigating fatal shooting of a man by an officer in London

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The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man after he was shot by a London Police Service officer early this morning.

Citing preliminary information, SIU in a statement said at approximately 3:46 a.m. on October 28, 2021, officers responded to a call for a break and enter at St. George Street and Mill Street.

The statement further addednan officer saw a man in an alley on Richmond Street. There was an interaction and an officer discharged his firearm at the man.

The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:24 a.m.
One officer was taken to hospital.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow (October 29, 2021).

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