The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a 24-year-old man was Tasered twice by police and shot with an anti-riot weapon in Vaughan.
York regional police were called to Bakersfield Park around 9:30 a.m. on Monday for reports of a man armed with a weapon.
The police watchdog said there was an interaction and an officer Tasered the man.
The man then ran away, at which point there was a second interaction with officers.
The man was Tasered again and an officer fired what is called an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield, which fires non-lethal rounds.
The man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from a serious injury.