Burlington police shooting probed by SIU

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a police shooting left a Burlington, Ont., man dead on Saturday.

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a police shooting left a Burlington, Ont., man dead on Saturday night.

The Special Investigations Unit was called to investigate after a man, 34, was shot dead on Walkers Line just north of Mainway Drive.

An SIU news release said the incident began after Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to calls of an erratic driver. Police stopped the car on Walkers Line north of Mainway Drive at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET, according to the SIU.

"The  officer interacted with the man who was driving the car," the SIU said in a release. "During this interaction, the officer discharged his firearm. The man sustained a gunshot  injury."

The release said the man was taken by ambulance to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in  Burlington and was pronounced dead at 9: 57 p.m. ET. 

The SIU said it has assigned eight investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the shooting. The SIU is normally called in to investigate incidents involving police where someone has been seriously injured or has died.

Police have not released the name of the man who was shot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SIU at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529, extension 1935.

With files from Canadian Press