Police officer shoots man near a Burlington mall, watchdog investigating

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Published June 28, 2023 at 8:47 am

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The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a police officer shot a man near a Burlington shopping mall last night.

Several Halton Regional Police officers rushed to an apartment complex near Dynes Road and Prospect Street, near Burlington Centre, for a report of a disturbance around 8 p.m. last night (June 27).

When police arrived they found a man with a firearm and there was an interaction, the SIU said.

A Halton Regional Police Service officer shot the man with his police-issued firearm, the SIU said.

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The man was arrested and sent to hospital for treatment. The SIU didn’t comment further on the man’s condition.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

The SIU investigates in police involved cases of serious injury and death or when an officers discharge a firearm or if there is an allegation of sexual assault.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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