The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in following a fatal police shooting in Collingwood.
The Special Investigations Unit says Ontario Provincial Police officers responded Wednesday to a report of a man barricaded in a home armed with a gun.
It says as officers were setting up a perimeter, the man came out with a firearm and a police officer zapped him with a Taser.
Investigators say when that didn’t stop the man the same officer shot him.
The 29-year-old man who investigators have not identified was pronounced dead in hospital.
Critical Incident #TownofCollingwood. Currently there is no threat to public safety. SIU have been contacted and will invoke their mandate. Further information will be made available by media release. ^jf pic.twitter.com/RkE0Z3RREH
— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) September 9, 2020