Man that barricaded himself in an apartment shot dead in Port Colborne


Published September 4, 2022 at 9:15 pm

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Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the shooting death of a 52-year-old man on Sunday afternoon by officers in Port Colborne.

The Special Investigations Unit says officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service were initially dispatched to an address at about 9 a.m. for a neighbour dispute.

It says when police arrived, a person of interest went into his apartment and barricaded himself inside.

The SIU says a negotiator with the force’s Emergency Task Unit attempted to speak to the man and at about 2 p.m. the unit forced entry.

It says once inside, one of the service’s officers discharged his firearm and hit the man.

The man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

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