Man dead, officer injured after shooting in Fergus, Ont.: SIU

FERGUS, ONTARIO, CANADA – A 31-year-old man is dead and a provincial police officer is in hospital after an incident in Fergus, Ont., on Sunday.

The Special Investigations Unit has been called in and launched a probe into the incident.

The agency says police were called about a domestic disturbance at about 11 am.

It says officers tried to negotiate with the man, and at about 1:30 p.m. the man and officers had “an interaction.”

The SIU says police shot at the man, and he died at the scene.

It says a police officer is in hospital with serious injuries.

The SIU is automatically called to investigate incidents involving police where there is serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 15, 2021.

TORONTO STAR