Canada

OPP fatally shoot man, 73, after mask dispute in Haliburton

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a 73-year-old man who was shot by provincial police on Wednesday.

The Special Investigations Unit says OPP learned that a man had been inside a grocery store in Haliburton County, Ont., at about 9:25 a.m. and had allegedly been assaulting people.

The arm’s-length agency says after the man left the grocery store, officers recognized his car and followed it.

It says police then made their way to a home, and had an “interaction” with the man outside.

The SIU says two officers shot at the man and hit him.

It says he was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead shortly before noon.

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

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