The SIU authorizes London, Ontario. London: police shoot armed man dead

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has cleared police in London, Ontario, in connection with the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man this summer.

On July 21, 2023, police were called to an attempted armed carjacking on Edmunds Crescent in the Pond Mills neighborhood.

Additional 911 calls were made shortly afterward about a man with a gun in the backyard of homes on Glenroy Road, directly west of Edmunds Crescent.

Officers cleared the road and warned the public of a man believed to be “armed and dangerous”.

At the scene, police said they learned that a person had been taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound believed to have been caused by the suspect.

The suspect allegedly entered a house and then barricaded himself in the garage, according to the SIU.

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A police officer allegedly shot the suspect, who was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

SIU Director Joseph Martino said he found “no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer of the London Police Service committed a criminal offense” and that the file is closed.

-with files from Jacquelyn LeBel from 980 CFPL

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