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Police shoot man at homicide scene in Peterborough

A woman was found slain in Peterborough, Ont., on Friday night and police shot a knife-wielding man at the scene.

Officers were called about an assault at a residence and found a woman's body

The SIU is investigating after police shot a man at the scene of a homicide in Peterborough, Ont. (CBC file photo)

The province's police watchdog is investigating after officers shot a knife-wielding man at the scene of a homicide in Peterborough, Ont., on Friday night.

Peterborough Police Service officers responded to a call about an assault at a Middlefield Road home around 11:45 p.m., according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Officers arrived on scene to find a 52-year-old woman's body and a young man wielding a knife, SIU said. 

Police opened fire and the 25-year-old man was rushed to Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and then transported by ambulance to St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where he underwent emergency surgery.

He is now in the intensive care unit.

Peterborough homicide detectives are investigating the woman's death. 

The SIU investigates any time there is death, serious injury or allegation of sexual assault involving police.

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