OPP officer who shot and killed charging man cleared

Ontario's police watchdog says an OPP officer didn't break the law when he shot and killed a man running at him with an aluminum bat north of Napanee, Ont., in November.

A 48-year-old man died of gunshot wounds after police responded to a call about a single-vehicle collision in Stone Mills Township, Ont., on Nov. 12

In its report, the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which looks into death, serious injury and allegations of sexual assault involving police, said the man involved in the crash on Fifth Lake Road told a passerby to go away, warning he had guns.

When an OPP officer arrived at the scene, the man told him he was homeless and wanted to sleep where he was, but eventually agreed to have his car towed and go to a shelter.


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