SIU working to identify man killed by police in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog has assigned a team to investigate after police fatally shot a man in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

The Special Investigations Unit says it’s still working to identify the man who was killed by police.

The agency says Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a report from a business Tuesday afternoon about two people seen sleeping in a vehicle.

It says the vehicle left the scene and police followed, with attempts to stop the driver until the car crashed into a ditch.

Niagara police say an officer shot the man at 2:20 p.m. and he later died in hospital.

The force says its officers were responding to a reported impaired driver.

 

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