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SIU investigating fatal shooting of man in Hamilton

Last Updated Apr 4, 2018 at 6:19 am EDT

A Special Investigations Unit van is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

The province’s police watchdog is investigating a fatal police-involved shooting in Hamilton.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says Hamilton police officers responded to a call about an armed man on Caledon Avenue, north of Tyrone Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The SIU says police became involved in an “interaction” with a 19-year-old man, but did not release details about the encounter.

The agency says two officers shot the man, who was pronounced dead in hospital. A post-mortem is scheduled for Wednesday

Five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

The SIU investigates all reports involving police where there is death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

Anyone with information or video footage of the incident is asked to contact the SIU.