Members of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police during a welfare check in Cambridge.
The man was seriously injured. On Monday, he was being treated at a Hamilton hospital.
It happened Saturday at a house on Ironstone Drive. At approximately 12:25 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to a welfare check.
The SIU said multiple officers arrived at the scene where they located a 22-year-old man outside.
Following an interaction with the man, an officer discharged his firearm four times, striking the man twice.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
An SIU vehicle at the scene of a shooting involving police on Ironstone Drive in Cambridge, Ontario. (April 24, 2022)
On Monday, the SIU said its investigators were speaking with the four officers who witnessed the shooting, including the officer who discharged the firearm.
Investigators also hope to speak to anyone in the neighborhood who witnessed the shooting.
“They are in the process of conducting a number of interviews with civilian witnesses and relevant officials as well as witness officials,” SIU spokeswoman Kristy Denette said. “In addition, investigators are reviewing CCTV footage and any other evidentiary information in the future.”
The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to the case.
The SIU investigates incidents involving the police where there has been a death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.