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Police watchdog called in following fatal police shooting in St. Catharines, Ont.

October 24, 2023  By The Canadian Press

Oct. 24, 2023, St. Catherines, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog has been called in to investigate a fatal shooting in St. Catharines involving officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service.

Police were called to a home on Melody Trail near Arthur Street around 9 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say there was an interaction between uniformed patrol officers and a male suspect that ended with the man being shot by police.

Police say lifesaving measures were performed by paramedics, but the man died of his injuries.


The Special Investigations Unit has been notified and have invoked their mandate.

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