Twenty-two-year-old Evan Freeman died at the scene at the intersection of Queen and Bagot Streets after violently attacking two individuals with a knife, and then turning that knife on himself.
Kingston Police shot Freeman in the leg during the altercation on Sept. 12. Freeman’s death triggered a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation. The SIU steps in whenever a person sustains serious injury or death, or alleges sexual assault, following an interaction with police.
One victim died of his injuries following the attack, and another was taken to hospital and released the same day.
The SIU has asked that anyone with information about the incident call them at 1-800-787-8529. Those who have video of the altercation are asked to upload it to the SIU website, www.siu.on.ca.
Kingston Police have also asked that anyone with information call their major crimes unit at 613-549-4660.
The SIU is called on to investigate any time someone is killed or injured in an incident involving police.
KINGSTON, Ont. – Ontarios police watchdog has named a 22-year-old man who died after being shot by a police officer in Kingston on Thursday.
The agency says a second officer discharged his stun gun after the man began harming himself with a knife.
The SIU is an arms length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.