SIU Investigating Niagara Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Man in St. Catharines

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after Niagara Regional Police Service officers fatally shot a 48-year-old man last night in St. Catharines.

Preliminary information suggests the following:

  • At approximately 9 p.m., officers were dispatched residence on Melody Trail near Arthur Street for a call about a man with a knife.
  • Officers were at the front door of the residence when the man approached with a knife. Two officers shot the man. 
  • The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday). 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

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