Police administered NARCAN to a man after he went into medical distress after being shot by OPP with an anti-riot weapon at a home in Severn Bridge.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the incident, which happened just after midnight on Thursday when police attempted to arrest a man as part of a drug trafficking investigation.
The SIU says officers spoke with the man to get him to exit the residence, but he refused. Police entered the home, and according to the SIU, the man was found armed with a knife. One officer shot and struck the man with an anti-riot weapon, and he dropped the knife.
The SIU says the man then fell into medical distress due to a suspected drug overdose. The SIU says that’s when officers administered NARCAN to the individual. He was released from the hospital later that day.
One subject officer and 11 witness officials have been designated at this time.
The SIU investigates all incidents involving police and civilians that result in death, serious injuries or allegations of sexual assault to determine whether charges are warranted against police.