Police watchdog investigating after man shot by Chatham-Kent officers

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The SIU is an independent agency that investigates serious injuries, deaths and allegations of sexual assault involving police. (The Canadian Press - image credit)
The SIU is an independent agency that investigates serious injuries, deaths and allegations of sexual assault involving police. (The Canadian Press - image credit)

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after Chatham-Kent police used a firearm during an altercation in Tilbury on Sunday.

The police service was called to the community around 10:50 p.m. to respond to a report of a man who was armed and in distress.

"Upon arrival, an altercation ensued which resulted in the male being shot by police," the police service said in a media release on Monday.

Officers administered first aid, then the man was sent to hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates serious injuries, deaths and allegations of sexual assault involving police.

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