SIU has released its report on the shooting that involved an Ottawa police officer in the city's east end.
According to the SIU's investigation, a 28-year-old man was shot at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The incident started when police received a call of a man with a sword walking in the area of Montreal Road near Ogilvie Road.
When police located the man, an interaction ensued and an officer discharged his weapon.
The man was transported to hospital where he's being treated for serious injuries.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.
The Special Investigations Unit is now involved in investigating an incident involving Ottawa Police in the east end of the city.
SIU confirmed to CityNews Ottawa Sunday morning that the incident involved a police officer shooting a man on Montreal Road near Ogilvie Road.
The man is in hospital in stable condition.
Police said Sunday the investigation has closed off Montreal Road from Ogilvie Road to Bethamy Lane in Beacon Hill.
Ottawa police added it will not release further details on what is being investigated — any subsequent information will be released through the SIU.
However, area resident named Sarah, who lives on Honey Lane, said she saw the scene from her home when she stepped out into her backyard early in the morning to do some cleaning.
“The entire Ogilvie Plaza stretching across Montreal Road and up until the intersection traffic lights — the entire section is caution taped off," she described. "There are about five or six police cars all stationed around with their lights on.”
The mom of four said she's never seen a scene this large unfold in her neighbourhood.
“There were some incidences a couple of years ago on Jasmine Crescent. There was a shooting, but nothing as grand as this right now — the amount of area that’s cautioned off.”
She added that there are also police stationed at the intersection directing traffic away from the scene.
SIU told CityNews Ottawa that more information will be released in the future.