Ontario's police watchdog investigating the death of a 34-year-old man in Toronto

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TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Toronto man.

The Special Investigations Unit says Toronto police went to a downtown area home around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday to respond to a call about a man armed with a gun.

A news release says the man barricaded himself inside the Church St. home after the police arrived.

The agency says police entered the house and found him in medical distress.

Paramedics were called and the man died a short time later.

Police say a post-mortem is scheduled for Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 10, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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