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SIU says man killed in police shooting was a 27-year-old from Niagara

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says 27-year-old Martin Gordyn of Niagara died in a shooting involving police near the Niagara Parkway on Tuesday.

Niagara police also say 2 officers were hurt with minor injuries and a woman was arrested

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man was shot to death Tuesday Jan. 5 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (Andrew Collins)

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) say 27-year-old Martin Gordyn of Niagara died on Tuesday in a shooting involving police near the Niagara Parkway.

Niagara police also say two of its officers were hurt with minor injuries and a woman was arrested at the scene.

Officers say they responded to reports of a suspected impaired driver on Tuesday afternoon near Lundy's Lane and Corwin Avenue.

Roughly an hour later, they found a vehicle near Line 3 and the Niagara River Parkway.

The SIU says there was an interaction between police and Gordyn near a trail, "and the SIU believes there were a pair of bicyclists who witnessed that interaction."

That's when police shot Gordyn. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but didn't survive.

The post-mortem is scheduled for Wednesday morning, the SIU says.

Police say two officers had minor injuries and went to hospital but have since been released. 

They also arrested a 29-year-old Dundas woman. She was arrested through a parallel investigation and faces charges for obstructing police, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

The SIU says its only subject officer is from the Niagara Region Police Service (NRPS), but there are dozens of witness officers including 23 officers with NRPS, three officers with Niagara Parks Police and five officers with the Ontario Provincial Police.

It is still investigating and urges anyone, especially the two bicyclists, who may have seen the interaction to contact them.

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