The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has found no reasonable grounds to believe a city police officer committed a criminal offence in the shooting of a 34-year-old man in January.
The SIU says after a man approached an empty police cruiser and attempted to open its doors, an officer got out of another cruiser and questioned him.
“[…] the man armed himself with a knife and advanced at the officer. The officer shot and wounded the man,” states the SIU report. “The man fled and two officers chased him on foot. He was arrested and taken to hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound on his left arm.”
Joseph Martino, SIU Director, was satisfied the officer acted reasonably when he decided to meet a lethal threat with a resort to lethal force of his own.
The file has been closed.