Man reportedly armed with hammer shot dead by Toronto police, SIU investigating

Global News

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the fatal shooting of a man after officers in Toronto responded to a report of a man armed with a hammer.

The Special Investigations Unit says the incident occurred early Sunday morning in west-end Toronto.

The SIU says there was an interaction between the officers and a 45-year-old man, and one officer discharged his firearm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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