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SIU investigating after man dies following police shooting in Kitchener

KITCHENER, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says it is investigating the death of a man who was shot by police in Kitchener, Ont.

The Special Investigations Unit says officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service were responding to a call for a disturbance at a home on Monday night.

The SIU says the officers were allegedly confronted by a man holding an edged weapon when they got there.

The watchdog says there was an "interaction," one officer shot his firearm and the man was hit.

The 31-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he died.

The SIU is a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates cases where a police officer has been involved in a serious injury, death or sexual assault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2024.

The Canadian Press