SIU investigating fatal ‘police-involved’ shooting in Ottawa

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was fatally shot Sunday night near a grocery store west of downtown.

At around 8:30 p.m., at least five Ottawa Police Service vehicles could be seen in the parking lot of the Metro grocery store at the intersection of Wellington Street W. and Carleton Avenue.

The parking lot was cordoned off with police tape. Police had also blocked off the intersection of Spencer Street and Western Avenue.

As of 9 p.m., police had not provided any details to CBC News about the victim — although they did confirm the shooting had happened near a Metro grocery store.

In an email, Kitchisippi Coun. Jeff Leiper said he’d been told by police that officers were responding to a stabbing when the man was shot.

SIU takes over

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) confirmed shortly before 10 p.m. that someone had died and that they were taking over the investigation.

The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates incidents involving police in which someone is killed, injured or accused of sexual assault.

The agency said they would be releasing more details on Sunday’s fatal shooting later.

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