Man fatally shot by police during disturbance call at Newmarket apartment; SIU investigating

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was fatally shot by police responding to a call in Newmarket on Thursday morning.

York Regional Police officers were called to an apartment building on Crowder Boulevard, near Leslie and Mulock, around 10:15 p.m. for a domestic disturbance.

Police say they received several calls from people who heard screaming and loud noises in the building.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) say officers found a 37-year-old man in a stairwell of the building. The man was shot following an interaction with police.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman was brought to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released. Investigators have confirmed the man and woman were known to each other but have not specified their relationship.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to the case. A post-mortem is scheduled for Saturday.

The SIU is an independent agency that investigates the conduct of police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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