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SIU investigates "interactions" between two Niagara police officers in a critical state with a shotgun



PELHAM, ONT. – A 44-year-old civil servant sustained serious injuries on Thursday when a Ontario police watchdog said two Niagara regional police officers were involved.

The Special Investigation Department said it had tested the "resistance" of two policemen, one of which was in Phelham, Onta, around noon.

"An official was taken to hospital for treatment, and then he was transferred to the Hamilton General Hospital," said SIU spokeswoman Monika Hudona.

"Understanding what has happened and the relationship between the officers is part of the SIE investigation. I can only say that a deadlock has taken place, and the firearm has been expelled and put on by one official."

Hudon added that the agency has 11 investigators, including three forensic specialists. She said the investigation was very early and there were no arrests.

She invited everyone with information – especially anyone who has proof of video – to contact SIU.

The Niagara Regional Police, OPP and SIUs have views over Roland Road and Sulfur Spring Drive in Pelham, Onta. Thursday, 29 November 2018.

Aaron Lynett / Canadian Press

The Niagara regional police announced Thursday evening that the officer had been in a stable position. An official has 28 years of service, and his name "is not released at present," said the force.

"In the spirit of transparency, I have asked the Ontario Provincial Police to determine if any criminal misconduct is outside the scope of the SIU," says Biann McCullough, Chief of Niagara Regional Police.

"Days and weeks ahead will be tested in the NRPS family and in the community we serve," said MacCulloch. "I ask for your support for our members and all involved."

The locals said the shooting caused autumn cars to run ahead of the afternoon.

Robin Zawitz said she was home at around noon. 13:30. when she got a police block. She said she could see the police in the drove of the SUV and many teams in the car near.

"The police car is in the first place in the ditch, and there seems to be no harm to it," Zavits said.

"It's scary when a police officer was shot mid-day."

An Ontario police spokesman says he is investigating a shooting incident in which an official was seriously hurt.

Robin Zawitz / Canadian Press / HO

Zavits said the police car had blocked the road at the same junction all morning, but the police crackdown was not observed until the early afternoon.

The Niagara Regional Police on Thursday have been tweeted that the road will be partly closed for investigation. Hudon said the investigation was linked to a collision that occurred earlier, but was not further developed.

Mike Shepherd drove home when he came across one and the same at a crossroads around 11:30 am. The official was his squad car, blocking the road to the east, Shepherd said.

"He said they were doing an accident investigation on their way."

A little more than an hour later, he said that it was urgent urgently.

Provincial rescue services show that the patient was taken from St. Catharines, Ont., Hospital at Hamilton Injury Center with critical injuries.

SIU is an independent agency that is automatically requested to investigate police reports of death, serious injuries or allegations of sexual assault.


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