Ontario's police watchdog investigating after break-in suspect shot in Cambridge

WATCH ABOVE: Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate after a man was allegedly shot in the leg by police on Saturday.

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after police in Waterloo Region were involved in what the force calls a “shooting incident” involving a Hamilton man.

Waterloo Regional Police say they were notified Saturday afternoon that the suspect from a break-in in Hamilton was on his way to Waterloo Region.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle in Cambridge, Ont., and a man fled the area on foot.

In a statement, police say an “interaction occurred between the suspect and an officer,” and the officer fired a gun.

The 30-year-old suspect was airlifted to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the officer involved was not hurt.

Police say the Special Investigations Unit has been notified of the incident and has invoked its mandate to investigate.

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