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SIU investigates death of man shot in presence of police in Elliot Lake

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was shot in the presence of provincial police in Elliot Lake.

The Special Investigations Unit says a 49-year-old man went to a probation and parole office in the community shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

The SIU says he sustained a gunshot wound while officers were present and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The agency says it does not appear at this time that any officer discharged a firearm during the incident.

It says three investigators and a forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2020. 

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