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Man dies after police shooting in St. Catharines, Ont.: Special Investigations Unit

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 13:26:40-05

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says a man who was allegedly shot by police officers in southwestern Ontario has died from his injuries.

The Special Investigations Unit says Fred Penner, 56, died in hospital on Wednesday after the shooting in St. Catharines, Ont., the day before.

The agency says Niagara Regional police officers responded to a home around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 31 for a call about a man with a knife.

The SIU says there was an interaction between the officers and the man.

It says the officers then shot the man multiple times.

The arm's-length agency is automatically called in to investigate reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 2, 2020.